The revolving door is still spinning as Harpeth High School Principal Mike Kinnard announced his resignation late last week.
The Board of Education announced in a press release: “Mike Kinnard, Principal of Harpeth High School, for Cheatham County Schools has submitted his resignation from his position effective September 25, 2013. His leadership and influence will be greatly missed. We appreciate his many significant contributions to the education system of Cheatham County during his time of service. We wish him continued success in his future endeavors. The position of Harpeth High School Principal will be posted immediately.”
The job was posted after last week’s S. C. Advocate had gone to press, and the deadline to turn in applications was Thursday of this week at noon, so locally it was posted at the paper’s website.
Before Kinnard said his tearful goodbyes to his students, seniors, staff and faculty, he made this statement to the paper:
“I appreciate the opportunity that I have had to work with the parents, teachers, staff, and especially the students at Harpeth High School. I have very mixed emotions about the opportunity that has been presented to me to return to my home county, Maury County. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to serve as principal at Harpeth High School. I especially appreciate Mr. Allen Collins and Mr. Jimmy Mitchell. I could not have asked for a better administrative team with which to work. I also could not have asked for a more supportive and professional staff and faculty. My time spent with the students of Harpeth High School has been very rewarding, and I encourage them to maintain the academic focus and excellence that prevails at HHS. Go Indians!!!”
Kinnard will be teaching English at Spring Hill Middle School which is closer to home for Mr. Kinnard.