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Principals named at Wilson County schools

Wilson County Schools Director Donna Wright announced last week that Bethany Wilson, assistant principal of West Wilson Middle School, has been tapped to serve as the principal of Gladeville Middle School, which opens next fall.

Wilson has worked for the district for more than eight years. She was hired in 2010 as an English teacher for Wilson Central High School. In 2015, Wilson was named as the Assistant Principal for West Wilson Middle School.

Prior to coming to Wilson County, Wilson served as an English teacher for Franklin Road Academy and Metro Nashville Public Schools.

As a 2017 graduate of the Governor’s Academy of School Leadership, Wilson will be an asset to Gladeville Middle School.

“It is a great honor to be selected to serve as the first principal of Gladeville Middle School,” said Wilson. “I am excited for the opportunity to work alongside teachers, parents, and students to establish a learning environment where students are our focus and academic excellence is our main pursuit.”

Wilson will start her new position Jan. 3, and the search will begin for her replacement at West Wilson Middle School.

Wright also announced that Interim Principal Donna Shaffer has been named the new head principal of Watertown Elementary School.

Shaffer is a seasoned educator with more than two decades of experience working as a teacher and administrator for the Lebanon Special School District.  This year, Wilson County Schools hired her as the assistant principal of Watertown Elementary, and she served in that capacity until September, when she was named as the interim principal.
In addition to Shaffer’s promotion, Wright announced that longtime teacher and administrator Angela Pulley has been named as the Assistant Principal for Watertown Elementary.

Pulley has worked for the district since July 2008, when she was hired to be a teacher at Southside Elementary. In 2017, Pulley was promoted to assistant principal for the school. Prior to coming to work for the district, Pulley helped shape the lives of children as a Pre-K teacher.

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