Battle Creek High School Principal Named
For immediate release
Contact: Jack Cobb
January 5, 2023
Columbia, TN (January 5, 2024) — Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Ventura proudly announced Mr. Mike Kinnard as the appointed principal of the latest addition to Maury County Schools, Battle Creek High School, during the school board meeting held on January 2, 2024.
Battle Creek High School, located at 130 Battle Creek Way in Spring Hill, is set to welcome 9th and 10th-grade students for the 2024-25 school year. The school has approximately a 2000 student capacity and occupies 300,000 square feet on a spacious 50-acre campus. For more information, please visit the school's website at www.mauryk12.org/bchs.
Mike Kinnard is a 1977 graduate of Columbia Central High School. Kinnard received his Bachelor of Science and Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Harman University and Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership, focusing on brain-based instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Kinnard started his education career as an English teacher in Lewis County and later became principal at Harpeth High School. In 2013, Kinnard joined Maury County Schools as assistant principal at Spring Hill Middle School and, in 2019, moved to Battle Creek Middle School as assistant principal. In 2021, Kinnard became principal at Battle Creek Middle School.
Expressing his gratitude, Mr. Kinnard remarked, "I am sincerely thankful to Superintendent Ventura for entrusting me with the opportunity to serve as the principal of Battle Creek High School. The establishment of this new school marks an exhilarating chapter for Maury County schools and the local community. I am truly humbled to collaborate with everyone who has contributed to the realization of this endeavor. Having been a part of Battle Creek Middle School since its inception in 2019, I eagerly anticipate continuing my service to the families and students, witnessing their growth and supporting their academic, athletic, and personal pursuits."
Superintendent Ventura stated, "I am extremely proud and excited to name Mr. Mike Kinnard as the Principal of Battle Creek High School. Mr. Kinnard has the experience and expertise to make high-quality academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs at our new high school. He has high expectations for staff and students and has worked tirelessly to see Battle Creek Middle School achieve great success. Battle Creek Middle School, as designated by the TN Department of Education, boasts a B letter grade, a level 5 in growth, and high-quality athletic programs. I am confident that under his leadership, Battle Creek High School will flourish."
Maury County Public Schools eagerly awaits Mr. Kinnard's positive impact on Battle Creek High School, fostering a culture of growth, achievement, and success for students and staff alike.
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