2 new principals announced for Hamilton County Schools

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Hamilton County Schools announced two new principals on Friday for the upcoming school year.

HCS named Shelly Jackson as the new principal for Alpine Crest Elementary School. Alpine Crest is located in Red Bank, Tennessee.

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Shelly Jackson, (HCS)

Jackson previously served as assistant principal at Big Ridge Elementary School.

According to HCS, Jackson started teaching in 2007 and graduated from UTC.

In addition, HCS named Arielle Garcia Hayes as new principal to University High.

University High is a new school, which is a collaboration between Hamilton County Schools and UTC. It’s based on the UTC campus.

Hayes was previously the district’s school choice charter coordinator. She served as principal and assistant principal to various schools in the past as well.

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Arielle Hayes, (HCS)

Grant Knowles, an HCS director, says, “Ms. Hayes has a history of building relationships with students and stakeholders while designing innovative approaches to make learning personally relevant for all students. She is a great fit to launch and lead University High. She believes in empowering students, and we look forward to supporting her as she establishes a student-centered culture for this new program.”

Furthermore, HCS named Penny Murray as Executive Director of Human Capital and Financial Solutions. “She will work with the district’s Talent and Finance Departments on issues involving the district’s workforce,” HCS said.

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