Two principals from Sevier County and Davidson County, respectively, are the latest recipients of awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state. Benjamin T. Clabo, principal of Pigeon Forge High School in Sevier County, is the recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. J. Terry Shrader, principal at Hillsboro High School in Davidson County, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary Principalship for the State of Tennessee.
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies News
A Knox County administrator and a Tipton County principal are the latest recipients of awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state. Clifford Davis Jr., executive director of secondary education for Knox County Schools, and Margaret Barber Murdock, principal at Covington High School in Tipton County, were honored by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
Ten educators will be part of the 2013-14 cohort of the UT Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy, a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools, prepares educators to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program. The class will begin work on May 31. Thirty-one educators have gone through the program since its inception in 2010. Eight of those fellows are currently head principals in Knox County schools.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the university and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.