Dr. Ryan Longnecker, principal at Harpeth High School, is resigning in order to pursue other career opportunities.
Longnecker said, “Three years ago I was given the opportunity I had dreamed about since the first day I stepped into a classroom as an educator.
My time at Harpeth has been filled with many high points as well as opportunities to grow and develop. Through it all I am exceptionally
proud of what our students and teachers have accomplished together. No matter where I go or what I end up doing, the Harpeth Way will always be an integral part of it. My special thanks to the other Southern Cluster administrators and Central Office staff who have helped me through every day of the best years of my career!”
Dr. Tara Watson, the school district’s chief academic officer said, “Harpeth High School has made great academic strides under the leadership of Dr. Longnecker. He has been a tremendous asset to Harpeth High School as well as the Cheatham County School District at large. Although his departure is a loss, I am confident that we have the administrative capacity within the school district to find a highly qualified replacement.”
Watson added that Longnecker’s resignation is effective immediately.
The School District will be following “our standard protocol for hiring a new principal. We have a list of potential candidates that will need to be interviewed before a decision can be made. In the interim period, Dr. Lee Rector will assume the responsibilities of principal until a replacement for Dr. Longnecker can be hired.”