New Hamilton County superintendent makes principal moves

New Hamilton County superintendent makes principal moves

July 13th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Rick Smith, superintendent for Hamilton County Schools, discusses education in his office.

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith announced Wednesday that he will be shuffling more than a dozen principals and assistant principals within the school system. Smith was voted into the job last week.

Rick Rushworth, assistant principal at Lookout Valley Middle/High School will be replacing longtime principal Lee McDade, who is moving into a job as assistant superintendent for administration.

Stacy Stewart, principal at Red Bank Middle School, will be promoted to assistant superintendent of personnel for the school system, and will be replaced by John Pierce, assistant principal at Red Bank High.

Maryo Beck, principal at Orchard Knob Middle School, will be reassigned to assistant principal at Central High School, and his job will be filled by Crystal Sorrells, an assistant principal at Brainerd High School.

At the elementary school level, Karen Hollis is moving from principal at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary to be elementary operation director at the central office. Sandra Jerardi, principal at Hixson Elementary, will replace Hollis, and Danna Thorne, principal at Birchwood Elementary, will replace Jerardi at Hixson.

Sharon Watts, principal at East Ridge Elementary, will become principal at Birchwood Elementary, and Carol Langston will leave a job at the central office to become principal at East Ridge.

Marthel Young is going to Rivermont Elementary from Orchard Knob Elementary while Angela Askins is going from Hillcrest Elementary to Falling Water Elementary.

Lee Ann Burk, principal at Brown Academy, will move to Falling Water as principal.

Jennifer Spates will be promoted from assistant principal at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary to principal at Brown Academy.

Katrina Gravitte will be promoted from assistant principal at Clifton Hills Elementary to principal at Daisy Elementary.

LaFrederick Thirkill will be promoted from assistant principal at Apison Elementary to principal at Orchard Knob Elementary.