Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Announces Administrative Appointments for May 2022

Montgomery County, Tennessee – On May 10, 2022, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announced the following administrative appointments for Byrns Darden Elementary School, Rossview Elementary School, East Montgomery Elementary School, and West Creek Elementary School.

Principal of Byrns Darden Primary School

Christie Irwin
Christie Irwin

Christie Irwin was chosen as principal of Byrns Darden Elementary School. She has been an assistant principal at Woodlawn Elementary School since 2015.




Previously, she was an academic coach at Pisgah Elementary School and a school in Texas and a teacher at Kenwood Elementary School, beginning her career in public education in 2003. She received Teacher of the Year honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and the Distinguished Classroom Teacher award in 2014.

Irwin received his K-12 Certificate in Leadership from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, MA Ed. in Elementary Education from Cumberland University and BS in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University.

Principal of Rossview Elementary School

Frances Ann Camp
Frances Ann Camp

Frances Ann Camp has been chosen as Principal of Rossview Primary School, replacing Madeline Haller who will retire at the end of this school year. With 17 years of school administration experience, Camp is currently Deputy Principal at Rossview Primary School and was Deputy Principal at Barkers Mill Primary School. She has ten years of teaching experience at Hazelwood Elementary and also served as a substitute teacher for a year.


Camp earned him a master’s degree in education. in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University and BS in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University. She has completed the CMCSS Leadership Series and the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy.

East Montgomery Elementary School Vice Principal

Whitney Kogut
Whitney Kogut

Whitney Kogut has been chosen as the vice principal of East Montgomery Elementary School, replacing Bonnie Digby who will retire at the end of this school year.

Kogut is currently an academic coach at East Montgomery Elementary and previously served as a teacher at the school, beginning her career in public education in 2010. She has served as an on-site induction specialist and has held several leadership positions at school level.


Kogut received his MA Ed. in Educational Leadership, MA Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and BS in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University.

West Creek Elementary School Vice Principal

Shawn Nelson
Shawn Nelson

Shawn Nelson has been chosen as the vice principal at West Creek Elementary School. He is currently a leadership resident and gaining administrative experience at Glenellen and Barkers Mill Elementary Schools.

Previously, he was an academic coach at Minglewood Elementary School, an academic coach and teacher at Byrns Darden Elementary School, and a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School, beginning his career in public education in 2012. He won the award Distinguished Educator Green Apple Award and was named Teacher of the Year in 2018.

Nelson earned his Masters in Education. in Educational Leadership and BS in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University.

Jeremy S. McLain