Tiffany Strevel and Dr. Cherrye Robertson

Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), is proud to announce the appointment of Tiffany Strevel and Cherrye Robertson as principal of Black Fox Elementary and Reeves-Rogers Elementary respectively.

Ms. Tiffany Strevel will assume the role of Principal of Black Fox Elementary following the retirement of Joe Thompson. Strevel has been with Murfreesboro City Schools for eleven years, most recently serving as Assistant Principal of Cason Lane Academy. Strevel also served as Assistant Principal of Mitchell-Neilson Primary and has eleven years of classroom experience teaching at Scales and Overall Creek Elementary in Murfreesboro as well as at Beaumont Elementary in Knoxville.

"I am honored to be the new instructional leader at Black Fox Elementary," says Strevel. "Black Fox is a school with strong traditions, a dedicated faculty, and a history of producing leaders in education."

Strevel received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Technological University and her Masters from Lipscomb University. Strevel holds the TN Employment Standard for Gifted.

"I believe parent and community involvement are essential to a successful school and classroom environment," says Strevel. "I look forward to continuing the strong collaborations that are part of the Black Fox experience as well as building new partnerships."

Dr. Cherrye Robertson has been appointed Principal of Reeves-Rogers Elementary replacing Dr. Kimberly Osborne who has assumed the role of MCS Coordinator of Instructional Effectiveness and Assessment. Robertson served as the Assistant Principal of Bradley Academy during the 2017-18 school year. Robertson joined MCS from Hamilton County Schools where she served as principal for Calvin Donaldson Academy since 2013. During her teaching career, Robertson performed in the roles of assistant principal, literacy coach and classroom teacher. Additionally, during her tenure in Hamilton County Schools, Dr. Robertson mentored other principals and facilitated professional development.

"I believe that every student can and will learn in a supportive school environment where all stakeholders are engaged," says Robertson. "Every student and teacher deserve an academic environment conducive to the learning process where hands-on learning is made visible and fun to include rigorous activities."

Robertson received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Carson-Newman University. She earned her Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) and Masters from Lee University and her undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville.

"School should be a place where students, teachers, parents, and the community feel invited and want to be engaged," says Robertson. "I look forward to working with the Reeves-Rogers students, staff, parents and overall community."

Ms. Strevel and Dr. Robertson are incredible leaders. They have a passion for students and are committed to excellence," says Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools.

Additionally, Natalie Hopkins will assume the role as assistant principal for Reeves-Rogers Elementary and Sia Phillips will transition to the role of assistant principal for Discovery School.

Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.


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