Jean Luna-Vedder elected new principal of schools: Clarksville-Montgomery

A state educator with local ties to the Clarksville-Montgomery County school system was elected as the next superintendent of schools.

Jean Luna-Vedder, former CMCSS employee from 2007-2019, was endorsed by the board in a 6-0 vote, with District 5 board member Jimmy Garland abstaining. .

Although Luna-Vedder has been approved as the next principal of schools, she and the district will have to finalize a contract.

“It’s like coming home,” Luna-Vedder told Leaf-Chronicle on Tuesday. “I’m excited for the opportunity to be able to return to the district and work with a really good team and you know, make progress for the district.

Luna-Vedder, who currently serves as chief of student readiness for the Tennessee Department of Education in Nashville, received four of the board’s seven votes.

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Council members Margaret Pace, Kent Griffy, Charlie Patterson and Josh Baggett each voted for Luna-Vedder.

Garland named current acting principal of schools Angela Huff to assume the permanent duties. During the voting process, Garland was joined by Carol Berry of District 1.

Herbert Nelson was the loan board member to appoint Sean Impeartrice, who currently serves as Director of Studies for CMCSS.

In a vote to unanimously accept Luna-Vedder as principal of the school, all but Garland voted to accept the candidate for the position.

Although she works in Nashville, Luna-Vedder is no stranger to Clarksville. She currently lives in Clarksville and began working in the district in 2007 as an elementary school teacher at Sango Elementary.

She holds a doctorate in education from Lipscomb University in Nashville and has overseen several large-scale initiatives that impacted CMCSS, including overseeing the district’s teacher apprenticeship program and managing grants. of State.

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