Kingsport City Schools Announces School Administrative Appointments

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools has announced school administrative appointments for the 2014-15 school year.

Mrs. Heather Wolf has been named principal of George Washington Elementary School. A 20-year employee of KCS, Mrs. Wolf has held teaching positions at Lincoln and Washington Elementary Schools and has served as the Washington Early Childhood Learning Center Director and the systems 504 Coordinator. Since 2012, she has held the position of Associate Principal at John Adams Elementary School. Mrs. Wolf holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.

Mrs. Christy Free has been named principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School, where she has served as interim principal since January, 2014.  Mrs. Free has previously been a math teacher and Tennessee Common Core Coach at Ross N. Robinson Middle School. Her experience also includes secondary math instruction at Volunteer High School in Hawkins County. Mrs. Free holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Milligan College, and an Ed.S. in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University.

Dr. Kyle Loudermilk has been named associate principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.  Mr. Loudermilk has most recently served as a data analysis for the Tennessee Department of Education, assisting school districts across Northeast Tennessee on the use and interpretation of student data to increase student achievement. Previously, he has taught elementary school in Sullivan County, served as a district-wide elementary Common Core Implementation Specialist, and was selected as a Reward School Ambassador. Loudermilk holds a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University, a Masters degree in Administration from Union College, an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Ed.D. in School Leadership from ETSU.

Ms. Kelli Seymour has been named associate principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School.  Ms. Seymour has most recently served as a Reward School Ambassador for the Tennessee Department of Education, assisting schools throughout Northeast Tennessee in the development of programs and processes that support administrator, teacher, and student achievement. Previously, she has taught in Johnson City and Hamblen County Schools. Seymour holds Bachelors and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from CarsonNewman College, an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mr. Philip Wright has been named associate principal at John Adams Elementary School. Mr. Wright has been employed with KCS since 2003, serving as the music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School for eleven years  Mr. Wright holds a Bachelors degree in Music from King College, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Milligan College, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University (with an expected graduation date in 2015).

Other changes to existing school leadership for the 2014-15 school year include:

Mr. Randy Watts has been named assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Mr. Watts has previously served as assistant principal at John Sevier Middle School.

Mr. Nick Roebke has been named assistant principal at John Sevier Middle School. Mr. Roebke has previously served as assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

KCS has also made changes to existing associate principal placements for 2014-15. The associate principal position is part of the KCS Leadership Development Program, providing opportunities for aspiring administrators to serve in school leadership roles in the district.

Dr. Kelli Welborn has been named associate principal at Andrew Jackson Elementary School.Dr. Welborn has previously served as associate principal at Lincoln Elementary School.

Mrs. Nikki Skeen has been named associate principal at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Mrs. Skeen has previously served as associate principal at Jackson Elementary School.

Mrs. Vickie Treadway has been named associate principal at Andrew Johnson Elementary School. Mrs. Treadway has previously served as associate principal at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Mrs. Krissy Turner has been named associate principal at John F. Kennedy Elementary School  Mrs. Turner has previously served as associate principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School.

KingsportCity Schools (KCS) is a public school district located inKingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,000 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be,Student Focused -¦ World Class.

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