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Middle College principal named

Melissa Champion, currently principal at Northeast High School, has been named principal of the new Middle College at Austin Peay State University.

Champion will take the helm of Clarksville-Montgomery Countys newest high school when it opens in August. The Middle College will offer students in the 11th and 12th grades a comprehensive academic choice through high school core curriculum, college dual enrollment and career technical classes in a university setting. The Middle College at APSU will be located on the campus.
Melissa Champion, currently principal at Northeast High School, has been named principal of the new Middle College at Austin Peay State University.

Champion will take the helm of Clarksville-Montgomery County's newest high school when it opens in August. The Middle College will offer students in the 11th and 12th grades a comprehensive academic choice through high school core curriculum, college dual enrollment and career technical classes in a university setting. The Middle College at APSU will be located on the campus.

“We selected a principal who puts students at the center of her focus by meeting their individual needs and by providing them with options for success. Additionally, Mrs. Champion recognizes the critical contribution quality teachers make toward student achievement,” said Michael Harris, director of schools.

Champion earned her master's in administration and supervision from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga., and she received her bachelor's from Middle Tennessee State University. She has served as principal at Northeast High since 2005. Previously, she was principal at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester. Her other professional academic experience was in Forsyth, Ga. -- from the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System