Stephanie Hinton And Greg Wilkey Promoted To New Roles For Hamilton County Schools

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Stephanie Hinton
Stephanie Hinton

Stephanie Hinton, a veteran school administrator in Hamilton County Schools has been selected to fill the role of director of teaching and learning and share her talents for positively impacting the success of children with other administrators and schools across the system. “My experience in urban and suburban schools serves to strengthen my belief that a strong positive culture has a great impact on student achievement and teacher retention,” Ms. Hinton said. “I will now work with others to increase achievement and provide all students with opportunities to learn and be successful.”

Ms. Hinton has more than 17 years of experience successfully leading schools in the area.  She is in her sixth year as principal at East Side Elementary School and she spent seven years as principal at Red Bank Elementary.  Under Ms. Hinton’s leadership at East Side, the school has earned Reward status from the state twice in the last five years.  Student growth at East Side has been in the top five percent for the state of Tennessee during her time at the school. 

Ms. Hinton was also an assistant principal at both East Side Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary.  Extensive experience in the classroom has also been an important part of Ms. Hinton’s career in education as she taught special education at Mountain Creek Elementary and Rivermont Elementary.

“Stephanie Hinton has a wealth of experience and knowledge on how to positively impact teaching and learning for children,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “She will be a strong influence on academic growth for children across the system.”

Ms. Hinton presently serves on the Chattanooga 2.0 Committee, the Transition Team and on the Expanding Success Action Team.  She was selected the Hamilton County Department of Education Principal of the Year for 2016 and received the 2011 NAACP Image Award as “Educator of the Year”. 

As Ms. Hinton leaves East Side, she will place the successful school in the capable hands of Greg Wilkey as he becomes principal at the school. Mr.  Wilkey has served as the assistant principal at East Side for the past five years. “I am extremely proud of the work we are doing at East Side to foster a positive and productive climate,” Mr. Wilkey said.  “I’m honored to have the chance to serve as East Side’s principal and I am looking forward to working with the teachers and community members to ensure that our students continue to make academic gains.”

Mr. Wilkey became an assistant principal in 2007 at Battle Academy.  He moved to Tyner Middle Academy as an assistant principal in 2009 before he started his work as assistant principal at East Side in 2012.  He spent 15 years in the classroom teaching Spanish at Chattanooga High, Rivermont Elementary, and Tyner Middle Academy.

“These are two excellent educators who provide tremendous value to our school system and for our children,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools.  “These changes just continue our efforts to examine every staff opening and position to ensure that we are structured in the most effective manner to achieve our goal of being the fastest improving school district in Tennessee.”

Greg Wilkey
Greg Wilkey


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