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  Tabetha Banks

Tabetha Banks

Principal


A familiar face is the new leader at Arlington Middle School. Tabetha Banks, has started her 18th school year at Arlington Middle School as its new principal for the 2020-2021 school year.


Ms. Banks started her career at AMS in August 2002 as assistant principal and has overseen many duties in her nearly 20 years in administration at the school. As an assistant principal, she was instrumental in helping improve student achievement and in creating the master schedule at AMS. She also helped guide teachers on improving instructional techniques and cultivate strong student and parent relationships.

An educator of 27 years, Banks got her start in education in 1993 at Highland Oaks Elementary as a 7th and 8th-grade math teacher. In 1995, she moved to Southwind Middle School where she served as the math and grade chairperson and the school improvement plan chairperson. She was also awarded the 21st Century Teacher status during her time at Southwind.

“I am so excited to take on this new role at Arlington Middle and continue making it the school of excellence that the community has come to know,” Banks said. “I joined the AMS community in its third year, so it’s been amazing helping create and establish this school and watching it grow over the years.”

 

Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


Arlington Middle School teacher Jonathan Hawkins has moved from the classroom to the role of assistant principal this 2020-2021 school year.
 
Hawkins began teaching at AMS in August 2012. As a 7th grade teacher, he taught several subjects including English Language Arts, history and computer literacy. Hawkins hasn’t shied away from leadership roles in the school. He’s been the grade-level chair for social studies and coding, an instructional technology coach, and a member of the leadership team at AMS. He’s also served on the ACS Superintendent’s Leadership Team and the textbook adoption committee. 

Hawkins passion for public school education has also shined on the state and national levels having been a TN Ready Learning Leader and a course facilitator for the National Teachers Association. 

“I’ve had some very strong leaders in my career at Arlington Middle and ACS who have encouraged and given me opportunities along the way,” Hawkins said. “I hope to continue that legacy and pay it forward to other teachers in the school and invest in our students. It’s in our district’s name that we are a community, and my goal will be to help foster that idea.”

 


Jason Reed
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


A 19-year veteran at AMS and a one-time administrator at the school, Jason Reed has stepped into the role as assistant principal and 7th-grade administrator.

 

Reed began his career in 1998 at Collierville Middle School and eventually joined the AMS team in the school’s second year of existence, so he’s no stranger to the AMS community. “I’ve lived in Arlington since 1999 and have raised my sons in Arlington schools. Living and working here is unique because I can’t go to Kroger without having a parent conference in the aisle or seeing a student of mine, but I love being in a tight-knit community like this.”

   


Jason Reed