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Price named new principal of Dogwood Elementary

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Germantown Municipal Schools announced Monday that Teresa Price has been named the new Principal at Dogwood Elementary School.

Price brings a vast array of leadership experiences to her new position. Most recently being the Director of Academic Advancement for the Germantown Municipal School District, she has served as an educator for 21 years. Her experience ranges from roles as a classroom teacher, Director, Instructional Facilitator, Special Education Coordinator, and a school board member within in the Shelby County School System.

“Mrs. Price is a dedicated educator and administrator who is impassioned about being around children, developing and working with teachers and the school staff, and creating an environment that is friendly, yet with a directional focus that emphasizes collaboration so that students benefit,” says Superintendent Jason Manuel.

“We will miss her expertise at the District Office but at the same time appreciate her sharing her talents by serving this system in her new administrative role.”

Among many accomplishments in helping to build a world-class school system from the ground up in Germantown, she is credited with guiding our current principals in matters of curriculum, professional development, programming, scheduling, and data interpretation.

Price and her team developed the Jr. Honors Academy, a program to enrich students as well as homebound programs for general and special education.

Understanding fully the value of stakeholders, Mrs. Price also helmed several community outreach committees; capital planning, calendar selection, course alignment, gifted services, professional development, and RTI implementation.

“One of many of her strengths is a real talent in engaging the community in decisions and planning—and one of the reasons that we know she will be an excellent fit for the family at Dogwood Elementary,” adds Manuel of the already active and well-established parent teacher organization found at Dogwood.

Price shared that the decision to leave her position as Director of Academic Advancement was incredibly tough, but it was motivated by a strong desire to “be back with the students”.

“I have a vision for all students and will make sure our leadership team will meet each one of them where their needs are. We will continue the strong traditions Dogwood has, build new ones, and together, we will craft Dogwood’s next remarkable chapter,” writes Price in an introductory letter to parents and staff.