Several teachers in the Monroe County School System have been promoted to new roles in the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Director of Schools Tim Blankenship announced on Friday.

“We look forward to working with these fine educators in their new roles, and we know they will continue to help our students succeed,” said Blankenship.

Lee named transportation director

Blankenship said Charlie Lee has been named the director of transportation for the school system, stepping into the role that was held by the late Maurice Moser.

Lee has spent the last 14 years as a teacher at Monroe County’s Alternative School, as well as serving as the coach for girls’ basketball at Madisonville Middle School. He has a transportation and logistics degree from The University of Tennessee, a teaching degree from Lincoln Memorial University, and a master’s degree in administration from Bethel University.

Bowers is Alternative School’s new principal

Chris Bowers will be the principal of the Monroe County Alternative School for kindergarten through 12th grades, filling the role vacated by Lee.

Bowers was most recently the assistant principal at Madisonville Middle School — a position he has held for four years. Prior to that, he was an eighth-grade American history teacher at Madisonville Middle School for 15 years.

Lane named MIS principal

Stephanie Lane has been named as the principal at Madisonville Intermediate School, replacing Terry Moser, who is retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Lane has been an employee of the Monroe County School System for 16 years. She taught seventh and eighth-grade science at Madisonville Middle School for 11 years and has served as assistant principal at Madisonville Primary School for the last five years.

A lifelong Monroe County resident, Lane is a 1998 graduate of Sequoyah High School. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee Tech University. She and her husband, Rev. David Lane, have been married for 16 years. The couple have three sons, Marshall, Caleb and Riley.

Davis is new assistant principal at MPS

Casey Davis will be the assistant principal at Madisonville Primary School, filling the role held by Lane.

Davis has been a teacher at Madisonville Primary for 25 years in kindergarten through second grades. She holds degrees from East Tennessee State University (ETSU), The University of Tennessee, and Lincoln Memorial University.

As the daughter of Arnold Ivens and Donna Bradshaw, she grew up understanding the value and importance of education. Davis is also a lifelong Monroe County resident. She and her husband, Greg, have two children.

Tipton will be new assistant principal at MIS

Penny Tipton, a 27-year employee of the Monroe County School System, has been moved to assistant principal at Madisonville Intermediate School. She taught at Madisonville Middle School for five years and has been a teacher at Madisonville Intermediate School for the past 22 years.

Tipton is a 1986 graduate of Vonore High School, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Tennessee Tech University and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

She is a lifelong Monroe County resident, and she and her husband Tim have two daughters, Darby and Tori.

Schrimsher is new assistant principal at MMS

Brian Schrimsher, a 19-year employee of the Monroe County School System, will be the assistant principal at Madisonville Middle School in the fall. Schrimsher has served as a government, history and psychology teacher at Sequoyah High School. For the past five years, he has also served as an assistant principal at the school.

Schrimsher has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from The University of Tennessee and an educational specialist degree from Tennessee Tech University.

Echols named new assistant principal at Sequoyah

Randy Echols has been named as an assistant principal at Sequoyah High School, stepping into the role held by Schrimsher. He has been an employee of Monroe County Schools for four years and most recently served as a school counselor at Sequoyah High School.

Echols holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Lee University and an educational specialist degree from Carson-Newman University.

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