Oak Ridge High School Principal Jody Goins has been appointed principal at Central High School in Knoxville, Knox County school officials said.
Goins has been ORHS principal since 2009. He joined Oak Ridge Schools in 2004 and served as a social studies teacher, coach, and assistant principal prior to his appointment as a principal, according to a Tuesday memo from Knox County Superintendent James P. McIntyre Jr.
Goins will start in Knox County on July 1.
Oak Ridge Board of Education Chair Keys Fillauer said he is very proud of what Goins has done at Oak Ridge High School and for the city’s educational system, and wishes him success.
“It is certainly a loss for the Oak Ridge Schools, but at the same time I know what his goals are and what he would like to do in the future,” Fillauer said. “This is a step forward for him to achieve those goals.”
McIntyre’s memo said Goins has a bachelor’s degree in education history, a master’s degree in education and an education specialist degree in administration and supervision, all conferred by Lincoln Memorial University. His mother, Pearl Goins, is principal at Glenwood Elementary School in Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.