CLARKSVILLE — Three Clarksville Community Schools administrators have new titles following Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting, but the same dedication to Clarksville Schools students and staff. 

Carey Davis was voted to serve as Clarksville Elementary School Principal after six years working in the building, most recently as the assistant principal, following the resignation of former building principal Mindy Dablow. “I feel excited and I am ready for the challenges that are coming at me,” Davis said. I’m thankful to be working with an experienced and faithful staff and I have great relationships with our families.”

Andrew Smith, current director of Renaissance Academy, was voted to fill Davis’ former position. Smith brings leadership experience at the elementary level before being hired at CCSC. “I look forward to an opportunity to support our new principal and work with her and continue the great things going on and support the district. There is so much energy and life at the elementary level and I look forward to working with that age group again,” Smith said.

Taking over as the leader at Renaissance Academy is Amanda Carmichael. Carmichael has taught both math and science at Clarksville High School for several years and coached both girls basketball and high school cross country for several seasons. Carmichael, who earned her administrator’s license several years ago, said she is excited for a role that allows her to interact with students in a new way while continuing to coach.

“This is something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time,” Carmichael, whose official title will be Dean of Students, said, “… I am ready for the task and… It means a lot to me to be able to do [coaching and] and to follow my dreams to be an administrator as well. It means a lot to me that my entire family can be in this community together and serve together,” Carmichael, whose husband is also the athletic director, said.

The vote to approve the staffing changes was unanimous.

Following the meeting, superintendent Tina Bennett said she “feels strongly about the leadership team in place heading into the 2021/22 school year” adding “we have many multi-faceted leaders in our district with different strengths. This team really hones in on the strengths of Mrs. Davis, Mr. Smith, and Mrs. Carmichael, and provides another opportunity to continue to lead and serve our students and families.”

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