Elizabethton City Schools superintendent resigning effective June 30 to become principal at Robinson Middle School


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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- Dr. Corey Gardenhour will be taking a new position Robinson Middle School in Kingsport after resigning from his role as superintendent of Elizabethton City Schools.

According to a release from Kingsport City Schools, Gardenhour will become the new principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School.

“I am excited to return to Kingsport City Schools where I can renew many personal and professional relationships with so many members of the community,” said Dr. Gardenhour.  “I look forward to working with the teachers, staff, parents, and students at Robinson.  Our team will be working hard over the summer so we can be ready to move our students forward once they return.”

Dr. Gardenhour will be replacing Mrs. Beth Cohen, who served as interim principal at Robinson since September of 2019.


Officials with Elizabethton City Schools have announced that superintendent of schools, Dr. Corey Gardenhour, will resign effective June 30.

In a statement Dr. Gardenhour said, “I would like to thank the community of Elizabethton, Elizabethton City Council, and the Elizabethton City School Board for their continued support. I would like to wish the next superintendent a rewarding experience, as I have experienced over the last 13 years. The relationships that I have made in Elizabethton will last a lifetime.”

No further information was immediately available.

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