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Cohen named interim principal at Robinson Middle

Community Contributor Marybeth McLain • Sep 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Beth Cohen has been named interim principal of Robinson Middle School effective immediately, Kingsport City School announced Friday afternoon. Cohen replaces Brian Partin, who recently accepted the position of director of University School in Johnson City at East Tennessee State University and will leave for it at month’s end.

Cohen has served as assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School since 2011. Prior to that, she was a social studies teacher at D-B, teaching world history, government and economics. She will serve in the role of interim principal at Robinson through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

“We are excited that Mrs. Cohen will bring her experience, enthusiasm, and passion for excellence to Robinson in her role as interim principal,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse. “Her variety of leadership experiences have prepared her well for this role. I’m looking forward to seeing how the RNR community will continue to thrive during this time of transition.”

Cohen holds a bachelor’s eegree in history from East Tennessee University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from King University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She was also named a 2018 Tennessee Governor’s Academy for School Leaders (GASL) fellow.

“I am thrilled and honored to step into the role of interim principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School,” Cohen said. “RNR has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence and a community of care. I am ready to see each and every one of our fantastic students thrive this school year as we cultivate community together.”