New Principal At Westwood Elementary–Westwood Middle Students At National Jr Beta Club Convention

Westwood Elementary

Westwood Elementary


Thomas Fuhrman has resigned effective June 30 as principal of Westwood Elementary in Manchester. Thomas was principal of the school from 2013-2015. He replaced long time principal, Sandra Morris, who is currently the director of schools for Manchester City.
Fuhrman has accepted a position with Putnam County Schools as principal of Jere Whitson Elementary.
Melissa Glenn has been named new principal of Westwood Elementary. Glenn has served as principal of Maury City Elementary in Crockett County, Tennessee since 2009.  During her tenure as principal there, the school showed significant growth in student achievement and enrollment. Maury City Elementary has been recognized by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School for academic growth two of the last three years.
Glenn considers it a great privilege to be chosen as principal of Westwood Elementary and pledges to do her best to serve the students, parents, staff, and community.
Glenn is relocating to Manchester with her husband who is the new plant manager of Batesville Casket Company.

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Junior BETAFifty-three students and over thirty parents from Westwood Middle School are attending the National Junior Beta Club Convention at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The convention brings together Junior Beta Clubs from across the country for four days of competition, learning, leadership development, and fellowship.
One of the most important events at the convention will be election of officers. At the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held back in November of 2014, Westwood Middle School 7th grader Austin Burch was elected State President. This qualified Austin to run for national office.
Upholding the tradition of Westwood’s strong Beta Club heritage, Austin is running for National President. Westwood Middle School Principal Chad Fletcher said, “We are blessed at Westwood to have great student leaders and involved parents. Austin and our Beta Club students are great representatives of our school and Manchester City Schools. It is a positive honor for Manchester to be home to the state president and Austin will make a great national president.” The WMS BETA club faculty sponsors, Elizabeth Eaton and Amanda Sullivan will provide updates on Austin’s campaign as the convention continues.