published Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Head of new Hamilton County STEM school announced

Follow us on Twitter for the latest breaking news
  • photo
    Space in the rear of this former Olan Mills building will be the site of a STEM school at the Chattanooga State campus. The Wacker Institute is already operating in the front of the building.
    Photo by John Rawlston.
    enlarge photo

An engineer-turned-educator will lead Chattanooga’s new science, technology, engineering and math high school.

Hamilton County Schools officials announced that Tony Donen, principal of Nashville’ Fairview High School, will take helm of the school, which is set to open in the fall on the campus of Chattanooga State Community College.

Donen has an engineering degree from Virginia Technical University but has worked in education for 15 years, nine of those as a principal, officials said.

The local STEM school, which is yet to be named, is being partly funded by a state grant aimed at better preparing students for jobs in math and science. The school will open with 75 freshman in the fall and will reach its capacity of 300 students within four years.

STEM students will be selected from all Hamilton County high schools in a live lottery on April 30.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.