FSSD Administrative Changes
From left to right: Cheryl Robey, Amy Patton

Franklin Special School District Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden has made the following administrative announcements for the coming school year:

Dr. Cheryl Robey Selected as FSSD Supervisor of Special Populations
“We are extremely fortunate to be able to utilize the leadership skills and special education background of Dr. Cheryl Robey as Supervisor for Special Populations, a position for which she is very well suited,” Snowden said.

Robey, principal at Liberty Elementary, a 2018-2019 Tennessee Department of Education Reward School, will join the Central Office leadership team on July 8, working alongside current Supervisor of Special Populations Beth Farrar until her retirement in the fall.

Robey, who was selected as FSSD’s 2019 Principal of the Year, has been principal at Liberty Elementary for the past eight years. She began in the district as a special education teacher at Franklin Elementary until 2007, when she was tapped to fill an assistant principal role in the same school. In 2011 Dr. Robey was selected to lead Liberty Elementary School as principal.

Under Dr. Robey’s leadership, Liberty was named a Positive Behavior Support model school by the state several times and, this past year, she has served as a member of the new Trauma Informed school initiative team, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Mrs. Amy Patton Named Principal at Liberty Elementary
“We are excited to announce the selection of Mrs. Amy Patton as the new Principal of Liberty Elementary School,” Snowden said Tuesday in an email to the Liberty Elementary faculty, staff and parents.

Amy Patton is currently the Principal of Smyrna Elementary, a 2018-2019 Tennessee Department of Education Reward School in Rutherford County, where she has led the pre-K through fifth-grade school since July 2013. She has a wealth of successful experience and knowledge in instruction, leadership, building highly effective teams, intervention, enrichment, working with special populations and leading high-functioning professional learning communities. In addition to her role as principal at Smyrna Elementary, Patton also served as an assistant principal at Smyrna and teacher in Rutherford County Schools. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Elementary Education and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mrs. Patton will begin in her new role as principal at Liberty Elementary on July 8.