Hamilton County Appoints New Principals at 20+ Schools

Reported by: Joe Legge
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Updated: 5/17/2012 4:18 am
The Hamilton County school system reveals another batch of principal appointments.  Over 20 schools will have a new administrator this fall.  They include:


  • LeAndrea Ware, currently principal at East Lake Academy, will become the director of our new “Innovation Zone” (I-Zone).
  • LaKesha Carson, currently assistant principal at Orchard Knob Middle school, will become Principal at East Lake Academy, replacing Ms. Ware.  Ms. Carson has been with Hamilton County since 2000.
  • Robin Copp, currently principal at Sale Creek Middle / High School, will become principal at Signal Mountain Middle / High School.  Ms. Copp has been with the district since 1988.
  • Tobin Davidson, currently principal at Soddy Daisy Middle School, will become principal at Sale Creek Middle / High School.  Mr. Davidson has been with the district since 1984.
  • Blake Freeman, currently assistant principal at Normal Park (upper school), will become principal at Soddy Daisy Middle School.  Mr. Freeman has been with the district since 2002.
  • Lee Sims, currently serving as interim principal at Hixson High School, will become the principal of that building.  Mr. Sims has been with the district since 2001.
  • Stephanie Hinton, currently principal at Red Bank Elementary School, will become principal at East Side Elementary.  Ms. Hinton has been with the district since 1976.
  • Haley Brown, currently assistant principal at Normal Park (lower school), will become principal at Red Bank Elementary.  Ms. Brown has been with the district since 2002.
  • Kelly Coffelt, currently assistant principal at CSLA, will become principal at CSAS (K-5).  Ms. Coffelt has been with the district intermittently since 1994.
  • Joyce Lancaster, currently assistant principal at East lake Elementary, will become principal at East Lake Elementary.  Ms. Lancaster has been with the district since 1984.
  • Kimberly Roden, currently assistant principal at Battle Academy, will become principal at Soddy Elementary.  Ms. Roden has been with the district since 1985.
  • Gail Chuy, current principal at Red Bank High School, will become principal at East Hamilton Middle / High School for 2012-13.  Ms. Chuy has been with HCDE since 2005, and will replace Pam Dantzler, who is retiring.
  • Justin Robertson, current principal at Brown Middle School, will become principal at Red Bank High School.  Previously a school administrator in Memphis, Dr. Robertson has been with HCDE since 2008.
  • Jane Reynolds, current assistant principal at Brown Middle, will become principal there.  Ms. Reynolds has been with HCDE since 1990.
  • Uras Agee, current principal at Columbia High School in Dekalb County, Georgia, will become principal at Brainerd High School.  Mr. Agee is a former HCDE employee (1995-2002), and was also a student-athlete at UTC.
  • Christian Earl, currently an assistant principal in South Carolina, will become principal at Dalewood Middle School. Mr. Earl is a former HCDE employee (2001-2008), and was also a UTC student-athlete.
  • LeAngela Rogers, current assistant principal at Hunter Middle School, will become principal at Hixson Middle School.  Ms. Rogers has been with HCDE since 2002.
  • Sandra Barnwell, current principal at Hixson Middle School, will become principal at Snow Hill Elementary for 2012-13.  Ms. Barnwell has been with HCDE since 1988.
  • Janice Scott, current principal at Snow Hill Elementary School, will become principal at DuPont Elementary.  Ms. Scott has been with HCDE since 1980, and will replace Anita Coleman, who is retiring.
  • Sharon Dodds, current assistant principal at Smith Elementary, will become principal there.  Ms. Dodds has been with HCDE since 1983, and will replace Billie Jenno, who is retiring.
  • Debra Anderson, current assistant principal at McConnell Elementary, will become principal there.  Ms. Anderson has been with HCDE since 2004, and will replace Joy Black, who is retiring.
  • Randall Bell, current assistant principal at Hixson Elementary School, will become principal at Alpine Crest Elementary School.  Mr. Bell is replacing Karen Day, who is retiring.
  • Cheri Grant, current assistant principal at Red Bank Elementary School, will become principal at Woodmore Elementary School.
  • Penny Leffew, current principal at North Hamilton County Elementary School, will become principal at Wolftever Creek Elementary School.  Ms. Leffew is replacing Lee Ann Mills, who is retiring.

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