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Hinote to serve as Clarksville Academy Head of School

Clarksville, Tenn. – Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private college preparatory school, announced Friday that Jennifer Hinote will serve as the seventh Head of School at Clarksville Academy.

Mrs. Hinote has over 29 years of comprehensive experience in education.  She comes to Clarksville Academy from Oak Hill School in Nashville, where she served as Head of School for eight years.  Prior to that, she was Middle School Division Head at Charlotte Country Day School, in Charlotte NC.  Mrs. Hinote earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education from Western Carolina University.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tim Sawyer also serving as Chair of the Search Committee commented,  “We were thorough and diligent in completing a national search for the permanent Head of School position.  After reviewing all the applicants and interviewing the top five candidates, the decision from both the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees was unanimous.  Jennifer’s proven leadership and skill at fostering meaningful relationships made her the top choice for Clarksville Academy’s Head of School. Her vision for making our school a premier educational experience for students positioned her as our top choice.”  Hinote has acted as Interim Head of School since August 1, 2018.

“It is with great excitement that I officially join the Clarksville Academy family.  My first thirteen weeks in this community have shown me what a great school, but more importantly, what a wonderful family we have here,” Hinote stated.  “I look forward to continuing the work we’ve started and to begin focusing on our future.”

Jennifer and her husband, Lloyd, have been married for 32 years. They are parents to two adult sons.  Landon lives in Nashville, and Justin and his wife Tara live in Fairfax, VA with their three children.

“The Board of Trustees is enthusiastic for this new chapter in the life of our school. We are confident that Jennifer will lead our school to a bright future,” Tim Sawyer concluded.