Bellevue Middle Prep gets a new principal with proven experience
A new leader is coming to Bellevue Middle Prep. Mark Pittman, currently assistant principal at Glencliff High School, will take over for principal Jim Mann, who is leaving the district for personal reasons. Pittman brings diverse experience to Bellevue, including years spent in urban, suburban and rural school districts, working with students of all backgrounds. In his fifth year as an Academy principal at Glencliff, Pittman knows exactly what students need to prepare for and succeed in high school and college, knowledge that will serve the students of Bellevue Middle Prep very well.
“Mark is a proven leader and comes from a very successful high school,” said Dr. Jay Steele, Metro Schools’ chief academic officer. “I know he will bring stability and strength to Bellevue Middle. The students and families there are getting an involved principal who will help students grow academically, socially and emotionally.”
Pittman led the Glencliff English department to the highest possible scores for student growth and is skilled at mentoring teachers in instructional practices. He is also head of Glencliff’s Advanced Placement courses, which will translate well to Bellevue Middle’s International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.
Pittman holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s in educational administration, both from the University of Illinois in Champaigne.