The Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly announced several new administrative appointments Thursday.

Nikki Bailey, current assistant principal at East Lake Elementary, will assume the position as principal at Rivermont Monday.  Bailey is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been with the Hamilton County Department of Education since 2006. Bailey has served as Assistant Principal of East Lake Elementary School for the past four years.

Kelly Shaw has been appointed to the position of Program Director for 9-12 Literacy. This position is part of the restructuring of the central office in order to provide a stronger level of support to schools in the area of literacy instruction. Shaw has an extensive background in teaching high school English. 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott has been appointed as assistant principal at East Ridge High School. He replaces Jesse Nayadley. 

Monica Gordon has been appointed to the position of assistant principal of Red Bank High School. She replaces Michael Smith. 

Both Nayadley and Smith recently resigned. 

“We are committed to providing strong leadership in all of our schools and improving the level of support provided by the district office. We are confident that these individual will add great value in their new positions.” said Dr. Kelly.