Metro lures new Hillsboro principal from post in Williamson County

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 4:36pm
Staff reports

Metro Nashville Public Schools announced Wednesday the appointment of Terry Shrader as new principal of Hillsboro High School.

Shrader is the current principal at Centennial High School in Williamson County, but he began his career as a math teacher at Hillsboro.

He also taught at Franklin High School and served as assistant principal and principal at Franklin’s Freedom Middle School. He has been principal of Centennial High since 2002.

“I am very excited about my new opportunity as principal of Hillsboro,” Shrader said. “The Hillsboro High School community is a wonderful place for students, parents, teachers and the community to come together and focus on our students’ academic achievement. I cannot wait to get started. Go Burros!”

“Hillsboro is a wonderful, vibrant school that is rich in diversity and has a strong community connection and parental support,” said Jay Steele, MNPS Associate Superintendent for High Schools. “Terry is an excellent administrator and I know he will do an excellent job as principal. I am very happy he has agreed to rejoin our district and look forward to working with him.”

Shrader replaces Rod Manuel, Hillsboro’s principal for the past three years, who will assume another position in the district to be announced at a future date.

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3 Comments on this post:

By: MathGeek on 5/19/10 at 8:54

Good luck to both men. Hopefully the new opportunities they'll both see will be positive experiences for them professionally and personally.

By: global_citizen on 5/20/10 at 6:25

I'm not surprised to see Rod Manual taken out of HHS and put in some as-yet-undetermined position. His style and temperament made him the wrong person for this school. He was doomed from the start.

By: dwade56 on 5/20/10 at 12:00

Mr. Schrader is a fine person; he was an assistant at Centennial when my daughter was there and was well respected. Both of these schools have had their share of concerns. I think he's up to the challenge.