MCPS-Battle Creek Middle School Assistant Principal Named

SHMS Assistant Principal Chosen for New School

Maury County Public Schools announces Mike Kinnard will assume the Battle Creek Middle School Assistant Principal role this summer before the new school opens to students on August 1, 2019.

He brings not only extensive instructional and operational experience, but also significant coaching experience, and he will be serving as athletic director for the new campus. Kinnard is in his fifth year serving Spring Hill Middle as assistant principal and his second as athletic director. His teaching service spans more than 30 years with 14 of those with middle and high schools throughout Maury County Public Schools.

Kinnard looks forward to continuing his service with families in Spring Hill. He remarked, “My work in Spring Hill brings me such reward—I just love working with students, teachers and all our supporters. I am eager to start my new duties at Battle Creek and glad that I’ll see many of my current students there.” More than 500 students are slated to attend Battle Creek Middle School; many from Spring Hill Middle School along with others who have moved into the area. The new school will have a variety of TMSAA sanctioned sports, as well as academic, artistic and interest-driven clubs. Visit the Battle Creek Middle School website for details and a list of sports programs. “It’ll be a plus for me to get to stay connected to sports. I’ve seen the value that being part of a team brings to students,” he added.

Battle Creek Middle School Principal Dr. Will Penner notes that Kinnard is a great choice for the new campus and said, “What an exciting time for our district and our Spring Hill families. Mike is truly invested in this community, and he brings a wealth of experience and wisdom. We both understand that kids aren’t just students or athletes—they’re people. We share a common desire to educate the whole child and that means emotionally, socially and culturally.”

Kinnard’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus on Brain-based Instruction and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Freed-Hardeman University. He also earned an Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University.

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