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Offutt named Reeves-Rogers principal for 2014-15

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Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Laurie Offutt as the principal for the new Reeves-Rogers Elementary.

Reeves-Rogers will reopen as a traditional kindergarten through sixth grade school in the 2014-15 school year. Offutt will assume her new role in the spring and will oversee the opening and hiring for Reeves-Rogers for the next school year.

Offutt currently serves as Assistant Principal at John Pittard Elementary and has also served as the assistant principal at The Discovery School at Reeves Rogers. Before serving in her role as assistant principal, she was the Media Specialist at Scales Elementary and taught at Central Magnet School in Rutherford County as well as MTSU.

“Ms. Offutt is highly respected across the district,” says Dr. Linda Gilbert, director of Murfreesboro City Schools. “She understands the vision of the school district and its focus on children. She will be a dynamic principal who will bring creativity and experience to Reeves-Rogers.”

The reopening of Reeves-Rogers as a traditional campus is part of the overall rezoning of the MCS district. The students of The Discovery School, an academic magnet school, will be relocated to the current campus of Bellwood Bowdoin Preschool. The preschool program will be located at school campuses across the district.

The Reeves-Rogers campus will become the school home of nearly 450 students. The school will include a Family Resource Center, an active Extended School Program and in-room technology.

“I look forward to the opportunity to reopen Reeves-Rogers. The school will be a dynamic synergy of activities focused on child centered learning,” says Offutt. “Many of the students and their families who will be attending Reeves-Rogers currently attend John Pittard. I know they will embrace the new school and help it succeed. My goal is to create a child-centered environment that focuses on challenging and guiding children to reach their highest potential.”

Offutt received her Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University, her Masters and EdS degrees from MTSU. Offutt was a member of the state committee to develop the evaluation rubric for media specialists.

Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of 12 schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child. For additional information about the 2014-15 rezoning, please visit www.cityschools.net.

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