Stacie Batson has been named Principal of Fairview Middle School. Interim Superintendent Jason Golden introduced her to the faculty this morning. Batson replaces Heather Hayes who was promoted to Executive Director of Secondary Schools.

Batson has served in an administrative role since 2007, working at elementary, middle and high schools in Middle Tennessee. She comes to Williamson County Schools from Robertson County where she was most recently the Cheatham Park Elementary Principal.

“Stacie’s experience as an instructional leader serving all grade levels makes her a perfect choice for Fairview Middle,” said Golden. “She’s the type of leader who will roll up her sleeves and work beside the students, staff and families to continue to build on the academic excellence already in place.”

Batson began her career in 2002 as a school counselor in Robertson County. She has served as an assistant principal at West Creek Middle School and Clarksville High School in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools in addition to serving as principal of Coopertown Middle School and the Robertson County Virtual School and Focus Program, both in Robertson County.

“I cannot express how excited I am to join Williamson County Schools,” said Batson. “To do so in a community like Fairview is icing on the cake. I grew up in a community that is similar to Fairview, and I know how deeply tradition and loyalty run. I am eager to get to Falcon Hill and join in the quality work that is taking place to continue the legacy of excellence in academics, arts and athletics.”

Batson earned a Bachelor’s in Speech Communication from Middle Tennessee State University. She earned a Master’s in School Counseling and Specialist in Education Administration and Supervision both from Austin Peay State University.

She will begin her new role July 1, 2019.