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HR Reorganization Introduces Educator Quality, Results in CHS Principal Change

January 5, 2012

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/5/2012. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

HR Reorganization Introduces Educator Quality

When Bruce Jobe retired last month as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Schools Director Mike Harris named former HR Director Jeanine Chester as the new Chief and promoted former Assistant HR Director Cydney Miller to take over Mrs. Chester’s position. That left the group with the opportunity to reconfigure the open position into a staff member who would be dedicated to the hiring of quality teachers and school administrators.

Phyllis Casebolt, who has served as principal at Clarksville High for the past three years, will begin her duties this month as Director of Educator Quality.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as the Director of Educator Quality. Serving the Clarksville-Montgomery CountySchool System as an advocate for recruiting, selecting and retaining quality teachers, is truly a calling,” Mrs. Casebolt said. “This opportunity will empower me to positively impact the students of our district. Through my experiences as a teacher and administrator, I have witnessed the positive impact a quality teacher makes in a child’s life.”

Mrs. Casebolt began working in CMCSS in 1987 as an elementary teacher. She was the first principal of West Creek Middle School, and she served as assistant principal at Rossview High. Her elementary teaching experience in CMCSS was at Moore and Ringgold, and she taught at Richview Middle. She also has experience teaching at Thackston Elementary in Knoxville, Tenn.

She earned her M.A. in education, administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University, and her B.S. in education at Minot State University in North Dakota.

New CHS Principal Named

Jean Luna, who has served as assistant principal at Clarksville High, has been appointed by Schools Director Mike Harris as the new CHS principal.

“To be appointed principal of Clarksville High School is a great honor. The history and traditions connected with CHS make it a very special place within the community. I’m excited to work collectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and stakeholders to continue the excellence associated withbeing a Wildcat,” Mrs. Luna said.

Mrs. Luna also served as assistant principal at Kenwood High. Previously, she served as an educator in the states of Iowa, Washington and North Carolina before beginning her career in CMCSS at Sango Elementary.

She earned her master’s degree in educational administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and her B.A. in elementary education from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

“While it has been a blessing to serve as the principal of Clarksville High School, I feel confident Jean Luna and the administrative team will strive for excellence. I will treasure the countless memories of my time at CHS,” Mrs. Casebolt said.