M'boro City Schools Administration Changes for 2017-18

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Adam Bryson and Cherrye Robertson.

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) has announced the appointment of Adam Bryson as Principal for John Pittard Elementary. In addition, Cherrye Robertson has been named Assistant Principal at Bradley Academy.

Bryson will replace Roseann Barton who retired in May. He has served over ten years as a teacher and assistant principal with Metro Nashville Public Schools and has most recently served as principal of Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.

"Adam is an incredible leader. He is committed to excellence and has a passion for students and the community," says Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools. "I look forward to the contributions he will bring to our district."


Bryson received his Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Educational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt's Principal Leadership Academy of Nashville. Additionally, Bryson is a Certified Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP) Trainer and a Tennessee Department of Education Leadership Coach.

Bryson is experienced with new teacher development, school security and safety, budget development, teacher mentoring and data-driven decision making.


Robertson joins MCS from Hamilton County Schools. Robertson has served as principal for Calvin Donaldson Academy since 2013. Previously, she served in the roles of assistant principal, literacy coach and classroom teacher.

Robertson received her Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) and Masters from Lee University. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Carson-Newman University.

These leaders will join the existing leadership team of Murfreesboro City Schools as the district moves forward in creating an environment of success for each of our 8,600 school children.

Additionally, two assistant principals, Natalie Hopkins and Christy Robinson, are transitioning to new schools this school year. The school administrative teams for the 2017-2018 school year are:

Black Fox: Joe Thompson and Beverly Johnson

Bradley: Jenny Ortiz and Cherrye Robertson

Cason Lane: Shavon Davis-Louis and Tiffany Strevel

Discovery: Kristina Maddux and Natalie Hopkins

Erma Siegel: Emily Spencer and Crystal Farris

Hobgood: Tammy Garrett and Quinena Bell

John Pittard: Adam Bryson and Christy Robinson

Mitchell-Neilson: Robin Newell, Terrance Haynes, and Christa Campbell

Northfield: Gene Loyd and Julia Williams

Overall Creek: Don Bartch and Raeshon Torres

Reeves-Rogers: Kimberly Osborne and Sia Phillips

Scales: Maria Johnson and Kevin Templeton

Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.

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