CMCSS Administrative Appointments for May 2023

May 25, 2023

Montgomery Central Elementary School Principal

Emily Vaughn has been selected as the Principal of Montgomery Central Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a Director of Elementary Schools.

“I was born and raised across the river on a century-old cattle farm, a stone’s throw from Montgomery Central where I attended from first through sixth grades,” stated Vaughn. “I was so excited to do my student teaching at Central and serve as the assistant principal for Mrs. Grant who was my principal when I was a student and student teacher. I am excited to be returning home!”

Previous leadership experience in CMCSS includes, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal of Sango Elementary School, and assistant principal at Moore Magnet Elementary and Montgomery Central Elementary schools. Vaughn joined CMCSS in 1998 as a classroom teacher. She earned her M.A.Ed. in Instructional Leadership and her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Austin Peay State University.

Glenellen Elementary School Assistant Principal

Monica Matthews has been selected as an assistant principal at Glenellen Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a special education teacher at Ringgold Elementary School. Matthews began her career with CMCSS in 2018 and has 22 years of experience teaching special education and serving as a building lead in CMCSS and Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is a graduate of CMCSS’ Aspiring Administrators Academy and has served in numerous school-level leadership roles. Matthews earned her Ed.S. in Special Education and M.S.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University and her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville State University. Additionally, she received her administrative endorsement from Carson-Newman University.

Pisgah Elementary School Assistant Principal

Amelia Castleberry has been selected as an assistant principal at Pisgah Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a fifth-grade Multi-Classroom Leader at Pisgah. She began her career in education in 2003 and has served as a third-grade Multi-Classroom Leader, Academic Coach and has taught all levels K-5 in CMCSS and Cheatham County School District. Castleberry was named Teacher of the Year in 2016 and is a graduate of the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy. She has served in numerous school- and district-level curriculum, assessment, and leadership roles and as a Summer Institute Model Teacher. Castleberry earned her M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Capella University and B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Austin Peay State University.