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Zac Brown named principal at East Ridge High

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By David Carroll

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Three more principals have been appointed for Hamilton County schools, and all of them will be first-time principals.  Superintendent Jim Scales is still filling positions due to recent retirements and transfers.

Among the first-time principals is Zac Brown, a former Rhea County High School math teacher who was hired as an assistant principal at Hixson High School in 2008.  Brown will be principal at East Ridge High School, replacing Ron Peck who resigned after one year as principal.

Here is a portion of the press release from Hamilton County Schools:

Superintendent Dr. Jim Scales is pleased to announce new principals at three Hamilton County schools for next year.

Zacery Brown, East Ridge High School.  Brown began his career in education as a math teacher at Rhea County High School in 2001.  In 2002 he joined the Chattanooga State Technical Community College as an adjunct math professor, where he still teaches.  He was promoted to assistant principal at Hixson High School in 2008.  he a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Bryan College, an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University and a Masters of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University in Utah.

Saunya V. Goss, currently assistant principal at Westview Elementary, will become principal at Battle Academy.  She replaces Ruth White, who is moving to Lookout Mountain Elementary.  Ms. Goss began her education career in 1997 at Siskin Children's Institute. In 1999 she moved to Big Ridge Elementary and Lakeside Academy  In 2002, Ms. Goss moved to Battle Academy as a gifted and talented teacher and school psychologist.  She was promoted to assistant principal at Westview Elementary in 2008. Ms. Goss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management, a Master of Education in Special Education and Education Specialist in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.  

Stacy D. Johnson, currently assistant principal at Clifton Hills Elementary, will be the principal at East Lake Elementary. She replaces Neelie Parker, who is moving to Big Ridge Elementary. Ms. Johnson began her career at Calvin Donaldson Elementary in 1994. She moved to Lakeside Elementary in 1997 and then on to Daisy Elementary in 1999. In 2002 she moved to Soddy Elementary School where she stayed until she was promoted to Assistant principal at Westview Elementary in 2005. In 2008 she transferred to 21st Century Academy as the elementary Assistant principal before going to Bess T. Shepherd as an assistant principal/curriculum coach. In 2009, she moved to Clifton Hills Elementary as an Assistant principal. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University.




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