Tennessee Principal Assumes NAESP Presidency

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Kaylen Tucker, NAESP

Tennessee Principal Assumes Presidency of National Association of Elementary School Principals

Brian K. Partin also serves as principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School.

Alexandria, VA—August 23, 2017—Brian K. Partin, principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School in Kingsport, Tennessee, has assumed the role of President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Partin began this one-year term leading the Association’s Board of Directors on August 1, 2017, after serving as vice president and president-elect.

“Principals are passionate about leadership and serving their school communities. I know first-hand the significance of leading learning—for students, for staff, and for the community,” said Partin. “I’m proud to lead an organization that nurtures principals through advocacy and support in the critical roles they play in their school communities.”

Partin has been a member of NAESP since 2003, serving on the Bylaws Review Committee from 2012 to 2013. He has also been a member of the Tennessee Principals Association since 2003, serving as president from 2009 to 2011.

Before becoming principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School in 2015, Partin was principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary, principal of Crieve Hall Elementary, and assistant principal of Andrew Jackson Elementary.

Partin holds an Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, an M.Ed. in educational administration and supervision from Tennessee State University, and a B.A. in elementary education from Anderson University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate of education in learning organizations and strategic change from Lipscomb University. 


Principals are the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning. Since 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has been the leading advocate for elementary and middle-level principals in the United States and worldwide. NAESP advances the profession by developing policy, advancing advocacy, and providing professional development and resources for instructional leadership, including specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include pre-K-3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and effective educator evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit www.naesp.org. NAESP administers the National Principals Resource Center, the American Student Council Association, and the President's Education Awards & American Citizenship Awards Programs.