Cora Cox Academy is the Kingsport school system's alternative school. Dr. Stephanie Tweed has been named its new principal. David Grace photo.
KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools has a new principal of its alternative school.
Dr. Stephanie Tweed has been named principal of Cora Cox Academy, according to Andy True, school system spokesman and administrative coordinator.
Tweed most recently served as a graduate fellow in educational leadership and policy analysis at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Her experience also includes serving as the educational program coordinator for GoTrybe in Johnson City and as a teacher in the Greene County school system.
Immediate past Cora Cox Principal Dr. Carolyn Kennedy has returned to the classroom to teach special education at Kennedy Elementary, True said.
“I am honored to become a part of Kingsport City Schools, a system known for high academic achievement and focus on students,” Tweed said in a news release. “I am excited to lead Cora Cox Academy. There is an increasing need to provide opportunities and a school culture that is accommodating to non-traditional students. I am proud to be a part of a school system that recognizes and embraces this need. I look forward to a great school year.”
Tweed has a bachelor’s of science in interdisciplinary studies at ETSU, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Union College, an Ed.S. in curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Ed.D. in school leadership from ETSU.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Tweed bring her expertise and leadership to Kingsport City Schools,” said Superintendent Lyle Ailshie. “Her energy and vision for the future of Cora Cox Academy will help open exciting new opportunities for student success.”