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Spring 2020 Administrative Announcements

January 29, 2020

Several administrative announcements have been made.

Robin Burton has been selected to head up the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation as its Executive Director. Ms. Burton most recently was director of marketing for Premiere Speakers Bureau in Franklin. She previously served as director of communications for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, overseeing public relations, communications and marketing for the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Board, Economic Development Council, and Aspire Foundation. 

She worked with the local Chamber and EDC for 10 years in a number of capacities including grant writing and fundraising. She also has experience as an art director, graphic artist, and editor for businesses in Spartanburg, S.C., Norcross, Ga. and Memphis. She earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of Mississippi, Oxford. She is 2014 graduate of Leadership Clarksville.

Lauren Finley has been selected as the new assistant principal for Kenwood Elementary. She replaces Julie Hallums who was named principal at Rossview Middle School. Melinda Harris, principal of Barksdale Elementary, has been selected as a Lead Elementary Principal, filling the position Elementary Schools Director Jessica Harris previously held.

Melinda Harris has 26 years of service in CMCSS with principalships at Barksdale and Ringgold. In addition to her administrative experience, she was an academic coach and a Title I reading specialist.

Ms. Finley has experience as an academic coach, literacy camp administrator and teacher. She earned her M.A. in educational leadership from Austin Peay and a B.S. in elementary education from Murray State University. She completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy