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Mr. Ryan Allan Named East Middle School Principal

Ryan Allan is ready to serve as the next principal of East Middle School. 


On Tuesday, May 7th, Shelby County East Middle School teachers gathered in their school's library for a special meeting. Jill Tingle and Dr. Adam Hicks introduced Mr. Ryan Allan as the next East Middle School principal.


Ryan Allan is no stranger to Shelby County. He has served as the energetic and creative assistant principal for the Wright Elementary Jets for six years. Before that, Ryan served as the Public Relations Coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools, keeping SCPS in the limelight and promoting the wonderful work of our students, teachers, and district while making community connections. Mr. Allan taught at Clear Creek Elementary School as his first teaching assignment. 


“I was called to this profession. My first profession was in sales and marketing, but this is where I am supposed to be.” 


While speaking to the staff at East Middle School, Mr. Allan spoke about his excitement for his new appointment. “I’m all about relationships. I want to get to know each one of you.” 


Dr. Sally Sugg, Superintendent said, “Ryan Allan has all the characteristics our surveys revealed that are needed in the next leader for East. Ryan is certainly no stranger to Rocket Lane and his obvious ability to connect with students and adults will help to solidify the strong culture that exists at East, within the school as well as the community.” 


Mr. Allan also mentioned that he comes from a family of educators. His mother, Ms. Barbara Allan was a teacher and served as the principal at Wright Elementary and retired as the Assistant Superintendent of SCPS. Amy Allan, Ryan’s wife is a teacher at Wright Elementary. He also pointed out that both of his daughters are EMS alum and his wife was an East Middle Missile as well. 


Serving as a deacon in his church, a youth leader, and a worship leader, is an important part of Mr. Allan’s life. He is active in his community having served as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Shelby County Community Theatre. He’s also been an on-air personality on radio and television.


Mr. Seth Green, principal at Wright Elementary, expressed his thoughts about Mr. Allan’s new appointment. “Mr. Allan is a dependable servant-hearted leader who will encourage, love and support his students and teachers at Shelby East Middle. Wright Elementary has been blessed to have Mr. Allan as their Assistant Principal for 6 years. His humor, passion, and energy will be missed. I look forward to building on our strong relationship with the East Middle Family with Mr. Allan leading the way. I am so proud of Mr. Allan! Once a Jet Always a Jet.”


Congratulations, Mr. Ryan Allan.


Mr. Allan meets EMS Staff.