Hamilton County schools' new interim superintendent announced several new appointments to central office and position of principal Thursday.
Robin Copp has been named as new principal of Ooltewah High School, which was plagued by a rape case, and allegations of a longtime atmosphere of hazing in recent months. Former OHS principal Jim Jarvis is being reassigned to an assistant principal position at East Hamilton School, according to a release from the school board on Friday. Copp has most recently served as principal of Signal Mountain Middle/High.
Blake Freeman, currently principal at Soddy Daisy Middle School, is moving to Normal Park Museum Magnet School, succeeding Jill Levine, recently named Hamilton County's chief academic officer. Elaine Harper moves up to the principal position at Red Bank High, taking over for Dr. Justin Robertson, who was recently appointed as an assistant superintendent by interim superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly.
The following is a list of those appointments made by interim superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly for 2016-2017 school year:
“Strong school leadership is essential to student success. Great school leaders are the key to ensuring there is an excellent teacher in every classroom. We are confident that these principals will provide outstanding leadership in their new placements,“ said Dr. Kelly in a release sent to Channel 3.
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