Ric Roberts is returning to Tullahoma City Schools after it was announced that he will be the assistant principal at West Middle School for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.
“I am excited to come back to Tullahoma City Schools,” Roberts said. “This district is one that I call home. I can’t wait to work with some fantastic educators who I know are doing great things for Tullahoma.”
Roberts takes over for Jill Kimzey, who was hired last March as the assistant principal at East Lincoln Elementary School. Roberts previously taught at Tullahoma High School from 2013 until 2018 before accepting a role as assistant principal at North Middle School in Winchester.
“West Middle School is thrilled to welcome Ric Roberts as our new Assistant Principal,” said WMS Principal Cindy Herrera. “Mr. Roberts brings a mindset that incorporates many of the goals WMS currently strives to attain. He also has the desire to help WMS and TCS students reach not only their academic goals but aid them in their personal growth as well. His educational background is diverse, and that will bring a unique perspective to WMS.”
TCS Director of Schools Dr. Catherine Stephens added her congratulations. Though she wasn’t in Tullahoma when Roberts departed in 2018, Dr. Stephens said she looks forward to his return to the district this fall.
“I know Ric is ecstatic to be back in TCS, and I am equally happy to have him back in our district,” Dr. Stephens said. “It is evident that Ric does a tremendous job of building positive relationships, whether that be with students and their families or with faculty and staff. His familiarity with middle school and the school system are added bonuses, and I can’t wait for him to start at West Middle School.”