Meet Our New Principal:
Dr. Kellie M. Hargis, daughter of a Western Kentucky coal miner [Billy] and full-time homemaker [JoAnna], was born and grew up in Madisonville, KY. Dr. Hargis began her career as an educator in her hometown, serving as a fine arts, humanities, and music educator for grades 7-12. While in Madisonville, she was honored by Centre College with the Outstanding Educator Award in its Governor's Scholar Program. After moving to Nashville in 1999, she made the transition into the field of school counseling. Since then, Dr. Hargis has served as school counselor for students in grades PK-12 in both regular and alternative education settings for Wilson County and Metro Nashville Public Schools. As Director of School Counseling Services for the Tennessee Department of Education, she introduced the Tennessee Model for Comprehensive School Counseling and established the first annual Tennessee School Counseling Institute.
Wanting to be more involved in direct service to students at the local level, Dr. Hargis transitioned into the role as Assistant Principal at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School in Nashville, TN. During that time, she was selected by the Director of Schools and Vanderbilt University to participate in P.L.A.N. (The Principals' Leadership Academy of Nashville). Dr. Hargis was also selected by Vanderbilt to travel to China as a part of E.L.L.E. (The Educational Leadership Learning Exchange) to research and study the education system in Guangzhou, China, in the summer of 2008. Then, just last November, she was asked to lead the MNPS School Counseling Department as Executive Director.
Kellie holds a B.S. degree with music education certification from Austin Peay State University and an M.A. Ed. from Western Kentucky University. She completed the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Policy at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2007 and was awarded the Arville V. Wheeler Award for outstanding scholarship. The focus of her research centered on the issues of equity & access in college perceptions, preparedness and participation.
In December 2008, Kelly Harned
filled in as interim assistant principal, finished his coaching career and now currently is the assistant principal. He is in his twenty-third year as an educator at Hume-Fogg. He worked from 1981 to 1984 at Joelton Middle School, 1985 to 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas, returned in 1986 to 1990 at Stratford High School when he then came to Hume-Fogg High School. During his coaching career, he had an overall record of 220-280. He has lead teams to district championships in 1998 and 2002, runner-up in the district in 1994 and 2003, and runner-up in the region in 2006 and was voted the Coach of the Year in 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006. While accumulating the team records, he has also had numerous players sign college scholarships to continue their education.