|New Principal named for Madison Creek Elementary|
|Friday, July 13, 2012|
Dr. Del Phillips, Sumner County Director of Schools, is pleased to announce the naming of Jon Duncan as the new principal of Madison Creek Elementary School.
Duncan is replacing Robin Hood, who accepted a position as the district’s Title I coordinator effective July 1. Duncan has been an assistant principal at T.W. Hunter Middle School since 2009.
Duncan began his career in education in 1997 as a teacher at Beech High School. During his
12 years at BHS, he sponsored FCA, FBLA, and taught a variety of subjects in the Business
Department, including Business Law, Business Finance, Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing, Accounting and Marketing. Duncan became an assistant principal at T.W. Hunter Middle School in 2009.
Duncan and his wife, Angie, have been married for 19 years and have two children, Eli, a freshman at Beech High School, and Gabby, a 6th grader at T. W. Hunter Middle School.
Duncan said he was grateful for the experience he gained working as part of the administration at T.W. Hunter.
“As a new administrator, I have been fortunate to work with and learn from Mr. White and Ms. Fite during my time at T. W. Hunter,” Duncan said. “Words cannot express the gratitude I have for them and their efforts to help me grow both personally and professionally. I am blessed to have spent the last three years working with two of my closest friends. Additionally, the faculty, staff, and students at TWH are like family to me, and I will miss them tremendously. I am certain that they taught me more than I could have ever taught them, and I am forever grateful for the time we spent together and the laughter we shared.
“I am honored to have been named Principal at Madison Creek. Following in the footsteps of Mr. Daniels and Mrs. Hood will be a tremendous challenge, but I am determined to inspire and encourage this exceptional faculty and staff to maintain the standard of excellence these great leaders worked so hard to establish. I look forward to working with our parents and challenging our students to be their absolute best. Students are the reason I became a teacher in 1997, and they continue to be the reason I go to work every day. Educating children is a ‘high stakes business.’ Their future depends on the success of their educational community, so we are in no position to fail. Simply put, they deserve our very best.”