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Metro Schools names new principals for Neely’s Bend, Bellevue Middle Preps

Metro Nashville Public Schools today announced principal changes for Neely’s Bend and Bellevue Middle Preps.  Dr. Michelle Maultsby-Springer, principal at Bellevue, will become the new principal at Neely’s Bend Middle starting Monday, Sept. 8.  Bellevue’s new principal will be Jim Mann, assistant principal of Page High School in Williamson County.  He will begin his new position Sept. 22.

“These two principals are proven leaders who will be great additions to these schools and communities,” said Metro Schools’ Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jay Steele.  “Dr. Springer is a proven leader who can focus on the needs at Neely’s Bend and provide the leadership this school needs to excel.  I am also pleased that we have been able to hire another strong leader for Bellevue and know that he will be a great addition to Metro Schools and the Bellevue community.”

Dr. Springer holds a B.S. degree in Special Education and a Specialist degree in administration and supervision. In December 2009, she earned her Doctorate in curriculum and instruction. She replaces Philip Hammonds, who resigned his post at Neely’s Bend and moved out of state.

Mann, an educator with 15 years of experience, has spent the past 13 years in Williamson County Schools and the past five years as an assistant principal for Page High School. He earned his Master’s Degree from Trevecca University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Bellevue is a beautiful, family-oriented community,” Mann said. “My family and I spend a great deal of time in Bellevue and I am looking forward to joining the work at Bellevue Middle Prep, meeting our families and students and becoming a part of this outstanding community.