Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) announced Thursday, May 22nd, appointments for Army Instruction Director and Two New Elementary Principals.Angela Lovelace will be the new principal for Ringgold Elementary, replacing Melinda Harris who was named principal of Barksdale Elementary.
Margaret Hausauer will be the new principal for Norman Smith Elementary, replacing Beth Unfried who was named Elementary Schools Director.
Col. (retired) Michael J. Taliento, Jr. has been named Director of Army Instruction, replacing David Taylor who is retiring.
Lovelace has served for five years as assistant principal at Ringgold, in addition to 14 years of teaching experience in upper and lower elementary and in middle school special education. She earned her M.A. in educational leadership and B.S. in education from Austin Peay State University.
Hausauer has served as assistant principal at Norman Smith Elementary since 2012. Previously she was a school librarian at West Creek and Kenwood Elementary Schools, and a language arts teacher at Kenwood Middle, Northeast Middle and New Providence Middle. She began her teaching career at Norman Smith. She earned her M.S. In supervision and administration from Trevecca Nazarene University, as well as completing her librarian certification at Middle Tennessee State University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Peabody/Vanderbilt University. She has earned graduate hours from Austin Peay and Minot State College in North Dakota.
Col. ( retired) Taliento, who is serving his third year as the Senior Army Instructor for Creek Wood High School’s JROTC program in Charlotte, has 27 years of leadership and management experience in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel. He earned his M.S. degree in strategy from the U.S. Army War College, where he also earned his B.A. in English from Norwich University. He earned an M.S. degree in administration from Central Michigan University.