It's the week summer comes to an end for area school children. It's back to school week for both Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City school students and teachers. Both systems will have abbreviated days this Wednesday. The first full day for city students is Thursday with the county following on Friday. This year, there are no new county schools opening but a few zoning changes. The city will open the doors to Overall Creek Elementary and have re-purposed Discovery School at Bellwood and Reeves-Rogers Elementary.
There will be some new faces at several Murfreesboro City Schools. Don Bartch is the principal at the new Overall Creek Elementary, who was previously at Scales Elementary. Laurie Offutt will lead Reeves-Rogers Elementary. Several schools will have new assistant principals. Natalie Hopkins at John Pittard, Regina Payne at Overall Creek, Kevin Templeton at Scales and Raeshon Torres at Reeves-Rogers.
It was a year of transition for county school's administrators as well. Larry Creasey will take over as principal at Siegel High School and Leisa Justus at Blackman High. Letoni Murry moves from being assistant principal at La Vergne High to principal at Stewarts Creek Middle, replacing Creasey. Kim Stoecker takes over at Siegel Middle School as principal, where she served several years as an assistant to Tom Delbridge. He moves into the attendence supervisor position at the central office. Ynetia Avant is the new principal at Kittrell Elementary and Ann Haley at John Coleman School. New county assistant principals are Angela Barnes at Wilson Elementary, Tamera Blair at Lascassas Elementary and Joseph Pace at Siegel Middle.