Donen Will Be New STEM High School Principal; Students To Be Chosen By Lottery

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dr. Tony Donen has been named as the first principal of the new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) High School  that will be at Chattanooga State, Supt. Rick Smith announced Wednesday.

Dr. Donen has worked in education for over 15 years, nine of which as a high school principal.

  He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Virginia Tech University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.  He has presented on various topics at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Donen has also consulted with teachers, schools, and school systems on educational best practices and authored works on grading and assessment practices. 

The STEM High School will start with a class of 75 ninth graders from Hamilton County and reach about 300 students within four years.  Students will be selected by lottery which is scheduled to take place on April 30, using each applicant’s unique confirmation number.  The lottery process will be streamed live for anyone that wishes to watch the process.  The exact web address will be posted to the www.hcde.org website as the date draws closer.  Official notification to parents regarding their child’s placement will be sent by Friday, May 4. 

The new STEM High School will be located in the former Olan Mills building that sits next to the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College.



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