Principal decisions

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:00pm

Staff changes at Metro schools will continue to be made over the summer, though officials say they want the bulk of the work finished by the end of June.

The district has already announced most of this year’s principal changes:

Elementary Schools

• Stephen Caraway
(moving to Norman Binkley from Whitsitt)

• Michael Ross
(moving to Caldwell from Napier)

• Renita Perkins
(moving to Chadwell from Cumberland)

• Bertha Brown
(moving to Cumberland from Inglewood)

• Kimber Halliburton
(moving to Harpeth Valley from Bellevue Middle)

• Clementine Chamberlain
(moving to Inglewood from Chadwell)

• Debra Smith
(moving to Jones Paideia from the district’s central office)

• Carol Hammond
(moving to McGavock Elementary from Norman Binkley)

• Sharon Williams
(moving to Napier from McGavock Elementary)

• Rob Hancock
(moving to Old Center from Brookmeade, which closed at the end of the school year)

• Thelma Smith (moving to Ross, from Cora Howe, which closed at the end of the school year)

• Pam Greer
(moving to Shayne from Jones Paideia)

• Dianne Gilbert
(will remain at Shwab, which is being fresh-started for the 2009-2010 school year)

• Amelia Brown
(moving to Una from Ross)

Middle Schools

• Kellie Hargis
(moving to Bellevue from the district’s central office)

• Sam Braden
(moving to Kennedy from the district’s central office)

• Karen Bryant
(moving to Litton from John Early)

• Jeanna Collins
(moving to Oliver from Ewing Park, which closed at the end of the school year)

• Beverly Bell
(will remain at Cameron Middle, which is being fresh-started for the 2009-2010 school year)

• Tonya Dennis
(moving from Isaac Litton to John Early)

• Mary Nollner
(moving to Antioch Middle. Nollner has previously worked as principal of Joelton Middle and Whites Creek High)

• Jeanna Collins
(moving from Ewing Park to Oliver)

High Schools


• Darwin Mason
(will become principal of Cohn Alternative Learning Center, as well as remaining as principal of Cohn Adult High School)

• Larry Saunders
(principal of Cohn Alternative Learning Center, has been named principal of the Adult High School opening this fall near Opry Mills Mall)

• Elaine Fahrner
(current principal of Martha Vaught Middle, has been named principal of the Adult High School to be located in the Old Cockrill building)

• Stephen Ball
(principal of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences [CSAS], will take the place of retiring East Literature Magnet principal Fran Stewart)

• Robbin Wall
(formerly the principal of the Academy High School in Irving, Texas, is the new principal of McGavock)

• Karl Lang
(principal of McGavock since January of 2009 and former Hillwood High principal, has been named principal at Whites Creek High)


MEET THE NEW BOSS

Parents get to meet their children’s new teachers at the start of each school. But what happens when teachers have new leaders?

Most Metro principals are already on duty — the district’s middle and high school principals work all year, and parents interested in speaking or meeting with a new principal can call their school during the summer to set up a time to talk, according to information from the MNPS public information office.

Elementary school principals work 11 months each year, and return to work July 20. Assistant principals resume work the same day.

As for Metro teachers, some professional development is scheduled to take place over the summer, but all teachers return to work for inservices starting on Monday, Aug. 10. Class begins Friday, Aug. 14.

The complete list of schools, locations, phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be found at www.mnps.org