Shelby County Public Schools is proud to announce two new principals. Ms. Sherri Harris will take the helm at West Middle School and Ms. Amy Wells will lead Clear Creek Elementary.
Ms. Sherri Harris comes to Shelby County from Jefferson County Public Schools where she was serving as the Assistant Principal at Maupin Elementary. She also served as the Academic Instructional Coach for Minor Daniels Academy and alternative middle and high schools. Her accomplishments include developing the STEAM magnet program, establishing Project Based Learning, overseeing the school rebrand/remodel, developing a partnership with Oxmoor Auto Group, and securing an investment of over one million dollars from Verizon Innovative learning.
Ms. Harris said, “All students and teachers can flourish with enough time, support, and resources. I believe in a philosophy of servant leadership, to lead by example, so teachers feel supported, students receive a world-class education and parents have confidence in their child’s success.”
Ms. Amy Wells has spent the last four years as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy, a middle school for males of color in Jefferson County. For eighteen years prior to that, she was part of the Oldham County School District as the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, the District Intervention Coordinator, an elementary Literacy Coach, and served in the elementary classroom for 7.5 years. She lives in Simpsonville with her husband who is a professor at Bellarmine University. Ms. Wells said, “My immediate focus as a new principal will be to build strong relationships, communicate well, and ensure the learning of every student. I recognize the importance of the connection and partnership between home and school and will work to ensure ours is one of mutual respect and collaboration.”
We welcome Ms. Harris and Ms. Wells to Shelby County Public Schools and look forward to their service to Shelby County students, parents, and our community.