Hixson teacher takes administration position

Cole Schnell
Contributing Writer

Administrative intern Dr. Greg Fick talks to principal Dr. Jon Clark at the beginning of school. Photo by Cole Schnell

Administrative intern Dr. Greg Fick talks to principal Dr. Jon Clark at the beginning of school. Photo by Cole Schnell

Dr. Greg Fick taught social studies or world culture at Hixson for the past eight years before he came to the high school as its administrative intern.

Dr. Fick graduated with a doctorate in educational leadership at Maryville University in 2015. He went back to college to become an education administrator.

Dr. Fick has similar duties to an assistant principal without the power to evaluate teachers. This includes student affairs (letters S-Z), professional development like training for teachers, crisis drills and other administrative duties.

This position is a stepping stone for Fick, and he hopes to become a assistant principal and stay at WGHS.

John Raimondo, assistant principal (letters S-Z), and Fick share an office in Room 310.

Fick said, “[Raimondo] has just kind of helped me to get to know the building, get to know the staff. He’s really kind of been a mentor. Also, Ms. [Leigh] McKittrick in 308, has been enormously helpful.”

Raimondo said, “One of the purposes of having Dr. Fick here was because we knew Dr. (Jon) Clark was dealing with some stuff, and I would be helping Dr. Clark with some of his tasks…I’m really glad that Dr. Fick is the one seeing the students that are assigned to me.”



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