New principals for 21 Metro schools were announced late Monday by Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Some of the changes were made to fill vacancies created by retirements transfers of principals into new positions, and others came about through the fresh-starting of certain Metro schools.
Three of the newly announced principal appointments are moving to schools from positions at the MNPS central office.
The elementary school appointments:
• 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 school appointments:
• Kellie Hargis, moving to Bellevue Middle 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, principal at Cameron Middle, will remain at that school, which is being fresh-started for the 2009-2010 school year
High school appointment:
• Darwin Mason will become principal of Cohn Alternative Learning Center, as well as remaining as principal of Cohn Adult High School
The latest changes are part of a slate of school leadership moves made early this summer. In the last few weeks, MNPS has announced new principals for two new adult high schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and several schools in the process of being “fresh-started.”
Though Schools Director Jesse Register has said publicly that he hopes to keep most principal placements in the district as stable as possible this year, Metro Nashville Public Schools is in the midst of big personnel shifts due to the implementation of the rezoning plan, the fresh-starting of several schools, a reorganization of the central office, and other shifts.
Register has said he hopes to announce most personnel changes by the end of June.