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Ravenwood assistant named Centennial principal

Leigh Webb is the new principal of Centennial High School, according to the superintendent of Williamson County Schools. Webb has served in the WCS for nine years.

Dr. Mike Looney introduced Webb as Centennial's new principal to the school's faculty and administrators Monday morning. She is scheduled to join the school Feb. 1.

"Leigh Webb is a fantastic hire for Centennial High," Looney said in a statement distributed to media. "She has been instrumental in the success experienced at Ravenwood, and I know her leadership will help build on the excellence already in place at Centennial."

According to her resume, Webb earned an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in secondary education in 1999, and a Masters in education in 2003, all from Bethel College. Webb joined WCS in 2004 as an English teacher at Franklin High School, where she served for six months before joining Ravenwood's administrative staff. Previously, she served as assistant principal and athletics director at Henry County High School in Paris, Tenn., from which she graduated in 2001. Webb is a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and is listed in the Who’s Who Among Teachers in American Schools and Universities (2001). She served as a referee in the championship game of the 2001 TSSAA state basketball tournament. Webb is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Lipscomb University with an emphasis in learning organizations and strategic change.

"It will be difficult leaving behind my Ravenwood family, and I am grateful for the experiences and relationships built there over the past eight years," Webb said. "During my time in the district I've had the pleasure of getting to know many of Centennial's great educators and know we embody the same passion and persistence for excellence. I am eager to start building relationships throughout the entire CHS community and start our diligent work together."

Centennial's previous principal, Dr. Frank Brown, resigned last October amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a McGavock High School student 10 years prior. In an incident unrelated to his resignation, Looney suspended Brown without pay earlier in the month after an alleged incident of grade swapping. Looney then tapped retired assistant principal Sandra Joiner to serve as Centennial's interim principal, a position she will hold until Feb. 1.

Posted on: 1/7/2013


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