Seven of Hamilton County's 75 schools will be under new leadership in the fall. Superintendent Rick Smith made new principal assignments today. They include:
Emily Baker will become principal at Brown Academy. Baker, who has been with the school system since 1986, retired as principal of East Side Elementary in 2013, and is currently the assistant principal at Brown.
Shannon Braziel, the current assistant principal at Nolan Elementary, will become principal at Hardy Elementary. She has been with the school system since 2003.
Norma Faerber, current principal at McConnell Elementary, will become principal at Alpine Crest Elementary. She has been with the school system since 1997.
Phil Iannorone, current assistant principal at East Lake Academy, will become principal at Spring Creek Elementary. He has been with the school system since 2004.
Ruth Pohlman, currently the director of secondary education and K-12 assessment at Jefferson County Schools, will become the principal of McConnell Elementary. She has been with Jefferson County Schools since 1996.
Julius Hargrove, current assistant principal at Tyner Academy, will become principal there. He has been with the school system since 1984. Current Principal Carol Goss is retiring.
Susan Kennedy, a retired local administrator, will become the interim principal at Normal Park Museum Magnet. Longtime Principal Jill Levine is taking a one-year sabbatical to work as a principal resident at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington.
Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...