Pennington new head principal at Lynn Camp

The Lynn Camp School Based Decision Making Council has selected Anthony Pennington to lead the preschool through 12th grade school in western Knox County.

The vacancy and appointment of Pennington follows former principal Amy Bays being selected as the district’s new alternative education coordinator, liaison, and grant writer. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead Lynn Camp,”‘ said Pennington following the announcement.   “There are great things happening at Lynn Camp and it is a new beginning for our school and our community.”

Some of those changes include a total of ten Advanced Placement courses being added to the course offerings this fall, a recent ribbon cutting on a Biomedical Sciences program, and a ground breaking that is scheduled for a beef cattle production program located on property between the elementary and middle/high campus.

“My vision for Lynn Camp Schools is for our school to become the premiere Tri-County school that everyone wants to attend,” stated Pennington.  “By offering programs and activities that are ‘headline stealers’ we will continue to attract the very best students and teachers.

Pennington credits Lynn Camp’s unique preschool through 12th grade configuration as one of the benefits of attending the school. He states that the relationships that are developed in the classroom reach far beyond the walls or school campus.

From fans lining the track at football games on a Friday night to alumni participating in career fairs and mentorship opportunities, Pennington stresses the importance of community partnerships.

“We are a community school, and having our community come in and be a part of academics and athletics is key to our success.”

Prior to being appointed as head principal, Pennington served as assistant principal at the school since July 2010.   He also served as social studies teacher from August 2002 to July 2010 and basketball coach from 2003 to 2010.

Reflecting back on his success with the schools’ basketball program, Pennington hopes to bring the same enthusiasm and winning tradition to the entire school.

“I done what they said could not be done in a small school on the basketball court.  I am committed to ensuring the same happens for the academics of Lynn Camp Schools.”