PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 7, 2019; 3:30 PM CST
Contact: Jerry S. Boyd, Superintendent; firstname.lastname@example.org; 931-526-9777
Transitional principal appointed at Cookeville High School, effective Monday, January 7, 2019.
Cookeville, Tennessee — Superintendent Jerry Boyd officially announced the appointment of a transitional principal for Cookeville High School today, Monday, January 7, 2019, in an afternoon meeting with the CHS faculty and staff.
With the appointment of Dr. Nash, the former principal, Mr. Clif Matlock, will be reassigned as an assistant principal on the CHS administrative team. Prior to being appointed principal CHS in July 2017, he served as an assistant principal at CHS with additional athletic director duties during the 2014-5, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
“Mr. Matlock is an early career school administrator that has a promising future. In time with additional leadership experience, I anticipate that he will have another opportunity to lead another school as principal if he chooses to do so. His dedication and efforts as the executive principal at Cookeville High School over the past 18 months should be noted. Although the current needs of CHS require a principal with deeper leadership experience, Mr. Matlock has served the students and educators of CHS with unquestionable commitment. I sincerely thank Mr. Matlock for taking on the challenge, when so few are willing to do so. Without a doubt, he has a heart for all Cookeville Cavaliers.
The full details of the nationwide search for the next principal of Cookeville High School will be formally announced at the February Regular Board of Education meeting scheduled for February 7, 2019. The new principal will take the helm at the end of this school year.