Wooldridge is new Saffell Street principal

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Choice was unanimous

By Shelley Spillman

Saffell Street Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council unanimously named Todd Wooldridge new principal Wednesday of last week.

According to Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County Schools superintendent, 13 of 31 applicants for the position were interviewed.

Wooldridge comes from Franklin County where he currently serves as interim principal at Elkhorn Elementary School. Prior to that, he worked at Hearn Elementary as an intermediate classroom teacher.

“Mr. Wooldridge has many administrative strengths,” Mitchell said. “Throughout the interview process, he focused on student-centered classrooms and ensuring students are the focus when decision making. He sets high expectations and understands that culture and collaborative work is the cornerstone for student success.”

Wooldridge will officially become the Saffell Street’s principal July 1.

Prior to Wooldridge, Robin Arnzen served as the principal before retiring in March. Gary Stinnett is currently serving as interim principal.