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Principal's Update 4/22

Principal's Update
Posted on 04/22/2020
Allen Families—

Good morning.  I am rarely without words, but today I’m not quite sure how to start this message. I wanted to let everyone know, if you haven’t already heard, that there have been some principal changes announced for next year at a handful of schools in the district. There is no easy way to say this, but Allen Elementary is one of those schools.  I have loved serving the Allen community!  I had no idea what school I would serve when Hamilton County Schools hired me a couple years ago from Indiana, and what a blessing Allen has been!  It is a special place because of each of you, the students, and the staff.  The support you provide for our school and the education of the kids is unparalleled.  Thank you!

I believe in Hamilton County Schools.  The work done in this district as a whole the last couple years has led to monumental growth and success.  I trust our district leadership and the vision they have for our school system.  So when it comes to something like a position change, when asked, I happily serve where they need me.  At this time, they view they need me to serve at Red Bank High School.  I will be the principal at Red Bank High School for next school year. 

There is a lot I would like to say to thank the Allen community for welcoming me in and allowing me to spend time with your amazing children.  I have the best job and love what I get to do each and every day and hope it always showed.  I am intentionally not saying goodbye at this point, because we still have work to do together this school year as we wind down 2019-2020.  But please know, I appreciate you all tremendously!


  1. The school board meets on Thursday to finalize dates for this school year and how we will wrap up.  I am hoping my Sunday email will include that information, but more so, how Allen will provide grade level and item exchange nights in May.   
  2. Food Pick-up—North River food distribution locations are at Hixson High School, Middle Valley Elementary School, and Soddy Elementary School.  Food is distributed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11-1PM.  If you are in need and cannot get to a site, please email or call me. 
  3. Allen front lobby hours are 10-2PM Monday-Friday. 
  4. Yearbooks would be included as part of the exchange opportunity mentioned above.  More details will come soon.
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