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Leigh Webb

Ravenwood High School assistant principal Leigh Webb has been named principal of Centennial High School beginning Feb. 1.

Williamson County Schools superintendent Dr. Mike Looney introduced Webb to the Centennial faculty Monday morning when they reported back following winter break.

Webb replaces Dr. Frank Brown, who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Former Centennial assistant principal Sandra Joyner will continue to serve as interim principal through January.

"Leigh Webb is a fantastic hire for Centennial High," said Looney. "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."

Webb said she is thrilled to be joining the faculty, staff and student body at Centennial High.

"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."

Webb has served in her position at Ravenwood since February of 2005. She also taught English and reading at Franklin High School. She has served in the field of education since 1999. Aside from WCS, Webb has worked in other districts in Tennessee as a teacher and assistant principal. She graduated top 10 in her class from Bethel College in 1999 with a BA in English and a minor in secondary education. In 2003, she graduated from Bethel College with a MA in education. She conducted her master’s research project on “Closing the Achievement Gap.” She is currently working on her Doctorate in Education at Lipscomb University.

At a “Let’s Talk Schools” session held in October of last semester, Dr. Looney told parents and staff at CHS to “trust” him to make the best decision possible for the school community. He forewarned concerned parents that the process could take time. Applicants from as far as Thailand applied for the position. In December, Looney seemed to be quite satisfied with his choice after a long search.

“I am absolutely pumped about the direction of the Centennial leadership team. I am ecstatic,” Looney previously told FHP.

Looney added that the search process for a new assistant principal at Ravenwood would begin immediately.

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