Two long-time FSSD assistant principals, Dr. J.P. Orman and Dr. Amanda Muniz, have been selected by Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden to step into the principal roles.
Poplar Grove Middle School
Dr. John Paul (J.P.) Orman has been selected as the Principal at Poplar Grove
Middle School, replacing Dr. Chris Treadway, who is moving to Tullahoma City Schools on July 1.
“With nine years of experience as assistant principal at PGMS, there is no one more capable or ready to take on this leadership role,” Snowden said. “Dr. Orman has helped to lead the school through challenging circumstances as well as exciting changes. His focus on the whole child, including academics, the arts, innovative program offerings, and social and emotional well-being, provides students with the tools, experience, and knowledge they need to succeed in high school and beyond.”
“This will be the start of my 10th year at PGMS, and I could not be more thrilled to start in this new role,” Orman said. “Poplar Grove has a rich history and reputation for success, and I am honored to be part of our past and future. I look forward to partnering with families and supporting our students, faculty, and community.”
Dr. Orman will begin work immediately with district administrators in the hiring process for the new assistant principal.
Dr. Orman holds a Doctorate in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change and a Master’s degree in School Leadership from Lipscomb University and an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Middle Tennessee State University.
Moore Elementary School
Dr. Amanda Muniz has been selected as the principal at Moore Elementary
School, announced Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden today. Beginning July 1, Muniz will replace Janet Carroll, who has been named assistant principal at Poplar Grove Elementary School.
“Dr. Muniz has provided exceptional leadership at Freedom Middle School as an assistant principal for the past eight years and we look forward to working with her in her new role,” Snowden said. “With over 19 years in education, Dr. Muniz has demonstrated excellence in many areas of school leadership. She helped to lead her school administrative team through many challenging circumstances as well as very exciting changes. Now, her focus will be to build on the previous successes of Moore Elementary and the work of the outstanding faculty and staff as they continue to provide exceptional academic and social experiences to benefit the whole child.”
“I am beyond excited to be stepping into the role of principal at Moore Elementary! Building relationships, being visible and available, and supporting faculty and staff as a student-centered instructional leader will be my top priorities as principal,” Muniz said. “It is a true honor to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a positive presence in the community, one with evidence of ongoing academic excellence that would not be possible without the passion and commitment of involved families, faculty, and staff.”
Muniz has a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Business Administration degree from MTSU, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis, from the University of Tennessee.
Muniz will join Moore Elementary assistant principal Louise Larkin throughout the summer to ensure a smooth opening for the 2023-2024 school year. “Having worked with Louise Larkin as a fellow district administrator since joining the FSSD family eight years ago, I am thrilled to begin this new journey alongside her.”