Eleven aspiring principals graduated from this year’s Principal Leadership Academy, a partnership among the Hamilton County Department of Education, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Public Education Foundation and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
In the program, aspiring school leaders are paired with local business leaders. Participants learn how to achieve high academic standards along with the business side of being a principal, including finances, human resources and management.
This year’s class included:
* Allyson DeYoung, Apison Elementary
* Andrea Edmondson, Red Bank Middle
* Julie Fine, Wallace A. Smith Elementary
* Patricia Holder, Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper
* Gail Huffstutler, Bess T. Shepherd Elementary
* Phil Iannarone, East Lake Academy
* Lesa Johnson, Central High
* Julia King, CSAS Upper
* Michele Reeves, East Brainerd Elementary
* Mark Smith, The Howard School
* Callie Stewart, Hixson Elementary
The following served as business mentors for this year’s program:
* Jim Callihan, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain
* Talley Clower, Cohutta Banking Company
* Michael Jones, EPB
* Ala* Lebovitz, CBL & Associates
* Travis Lytle, Cornerstone Community Bank
* Dave McMahon, Unum
* Dana Perry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
* Shelley Prevost, Lamp Post Group
* Tim Spires, Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association
* Heather Stalvey, Alston Power, Inc.
* Cissy Williams, Unum
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