On July 1, Dr. Tom McCullough will officially assume the position of principal at Signal Mountain Middle High School, where he has served as interim principal since September 2009.

He began teaching math and science at East Ridge and Hixson High schools from 1969 to 1975, before becoming assistant principal of Hixson High School. He was promoted to principal of Hixson High in 1982.

In 1990, he left to be dean of instruction at Chattanooga State Community College. In 1998, he became superintendent of Chattooga County Schools before moving to Early County Schools in Blakely, Ga., as superintendent in 2001. He opened David Brainerd in 2004.

Dr. McCullough received his masters in education administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1986.

Chattanooga Times – Free Press