Trinity Elementary Principal Chris Schwartz has been selected to lead a new elementary school located on Gosey Hill Road in Franklin. That school will open with the 2019-20 school year.
“Chris is a veteran administrator with the knowledge, leadership skills and expertise needed to open a new school,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “She has served the Trinity community well over the years.”
Schwartz has been the leader at Trinity for the past 11 years. She began her career in education in 1999 teaching sixth grade in Florida. She joined Williamson County Schools in 2002 at Bethesda Elementary where she was a teacher, academic coach and assistant principal.
“As Principal of Trinity Elementary, I have learned so many valuable lessons from the wonderful teachers and staff over the last 11 years,” said Schwartz. “I have loved serving this very special community and have wonderful memories of my time and experience in this amazing school. Transitioning to a new opportunity is bittersweet. I am honored to have been selected to lead a brand-new elementary school. I am also thrilled to be a part of building a strong culture for learning from the ground up. Embarking on this journey with teachers, staff, students and parents will be incredibly exciting.”
Schwartz earned her bachelor’s from Illinois Wesleyan University, master’s from the University of West Florida and Education Specialist Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She will begin her new role January 1, 2019.
Veteran Williamson County Schools administrator Dr. Marilyn Webb will serve as the interim principal at Trinity for the second semester of the school year. Webb was the principal at Oak View Elementary, Independence High, and she was most recently the principal of Kenrose Elementary before her retirement.