Wilson County Schools has tapped Stoner Creek Elementary School Principal Christine Miller to lead the district's newest elementary school, Springdale Elementary School, which will open in Mt. Juliet next school year.
Miller has worked for the district since 1999, when she was hired as a sixth-grade science teacher at Watertown Elementary School. In 2009, Miller was promoted to assistant principal for West Wilson Middle School, where she spent four years, before being named principal at Stoner Creek.
Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Donna Wright said Miller has demonstrated herself to be a strong leader, which will be needed as the district launches the new school.
"We have a lot of major staffing decisions to make between now and August that Christine will be an instrumental part of," Wright said. "Half of the students who'll be rezoned to Springdale currently attend Stoner Creek. It's just a fantastic fit."
March 15 will be Miller's last day at Stoner Creek. Assistant Principal Jennifer Yokom-Brown will remain at the school until the end of the year to assist with the transition as the search for a new principal at Stoner Creek begins. Yokom-Brown will assume the role of assistant principal at Springdale Elementary next year.