Kingsport City Schools Loudermilk Finalist for 2022 State of Tennessee Principal of the Year

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has announced the nine finalists for the State of Tennessee's Principal of the Year distinction. John Sevier Middle School Principal, Dr. Kyle Loudermilk has advanced to the final round of the 2022-23 Tennessee Principal of the Year competition. The finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division: East, Middle, and West.
"I am so excited that Dr. Loudermilk has been recognized by the State of Tennessee as one of the top administrators in the state," said Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse. "He is highly respected by his peers and is committed to students' success. Our district continues to be recognized for the outstanding leaders we have in our schools!"
The Tennessee Principal of the Year award is awarded annually to a school leader for outstanding service in education and exceptional leadership that drives overall improvements in his or her school. To qualify, candidates must have a minimum of one year of experience as a principal and a minimum of three years of experience in public schools. In addition, all nominees must have a proven track record of exceptional gains in student learning.

"I am humbled to be named a finalist for the 2022-2023 Tennessee Principal of the Year,'' said Sevier Middle School Principal, Dr. Kyle Loudermilk. "It was truly unexpected to be included on the list of deserving finalists. Completing this process has allowed me to reflect upon all of the great teachers, staff, students, and fellow administrators that I have worked alongside over the past nine years. It is and has always been an honor to represent Kingsport City Schools as an administrator."
Dr. Loudermilk previously served as principal at Andrew Jackson Elementary School, associate principal at Sevier, taught at the elementary level, served as a data analyst for the Tennessee Department of Education, and was an associate and interim assistant principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School. He holds a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies from ETSU, a master’s degree in administration from Union College, an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University and a doctorate in school leadership from ETSU.
Principal of the Year finalists will proceed to an in-person interview that will be held in the coming weeks where each will meet with a panel of interviewers made up of department staff and other education leaders.
Winners for each Grand Division and the Tennessee Principal of the Year will be selected from this group and announced at the Tennessee Principal and Supervisor of the Year Celebration held later this fall.

To learn more about the Tennessee Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year Awards, click here.  
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district has a total enrollment of over 7,600 students and is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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