Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom has appointed Ynetia Avant the new principal of Kittrell Elementary School.
Avant currently serves as an assistant principal at both Buchanan Elementary and Lascassas Elementary School. She has an Educational Specialist degree from MTSU and a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.
“Ms. Avant is an excellent communicator with a reputation that focuses on student learning and staff collaboration for attaining goals,” Director Odom said. “She will bring to Kittrell a wealth of teacher and administrator experience that includes both elementary and middle school environments.”
Prior to her current assignment, Avant served as an assistant principal at Lascassas Elementary School and Rock Springs Middle School for two years. She served as the principal intern at Scales Elementary School from August 2010-May 2011. In all, she has 15 years experience as an educator.
“I am very excited about the opportunity that lies before me,” Avant said. “I look forward to building working relationships with the students, faculty, staff and the Kittrell community. I plan to maintain and build on the level of excellence and high expectations already in place.”
She replaces Sherry Chaffin, who is retiring at the end of the school year. A new assistant principal for Lascassas and Buchanan will be named soon.