New local principals announced

As school starts back this fall, many students in North Hamilton County will be getting to know a new principal as well as their new homeroom teacher.

Soddy-Daisy High School principal John Maynard has requested a transfer to another administrative position, and Danny Gilbert, current assistant principal at Signal Mountain Middle/High School, has been named as his replacement. Gilbert has been with the Hamilton County Department of Education since 1987.

Allison DeYoung, assistant principal at Apison Elementary, is set to assume the role of principal at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary. DeYoung has been with the school system since 2005 and is replacing retiring principal Sandra Jerardi.

Julie Fine, current assistant principal at Wallace A. Smith Elementary, is coming on as the new principal at Hixson Elementary, replacing Danna Thorne, who is moving out of state. Fine has been with the school system since 1981.

Read future editions of North Hamilton Weekly to “meet” the new principals in your area.


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