Hass Named As New Heritage High School Principal

Hass Named As New Heritage High School Principal
Posted on 06/24/2016

Kim Hass, assistant principal at White House Heritage High School has been named the school’s new principal beginning July 1, 2016.

Hass will be replacing Dr. Mary Jo Holmes, who has accepted the position as principal of the Robertson County Online Learning Experience virtual school.

After earning a Bachelors degree in Instrumental Music at the University of North Alabama, Hass began teaching in 1993 at Cordova High School, in Cordova, TN.  In 2006, she earned a Masters in Educational Administration from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and followed that up in 2010 with an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the same school.  She is currently working on a doctorate in Instructional Leadership at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

After eight years at Cordova High, Hass taught and directed school bands in four other schools before coming to WHHHS in 2012 as an assistant principal.  She has had many recognitions and distinctions including:

  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers – 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching Award – 1998, 1999
  • Featured Article and Cover Story in nationally circulated, School Band and Orchestra Magazine – 2000
  • Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee – 2000
  • Annie Weaks Excellence in Teaching Honoree – 2006
  • All American Teacher Hall of Fame – 2001
  • National Honor Society of High School Scholars, Educator of Distinction Award – 2004
  • Band Performance, Nokia Sugar Bowl National Championship – 2000
  • Bands of America Grand Nationals Performance, Indianapolis, IN – 2002-03
  • Guest Speaker - University of Memphis 2002 Presentation: Marching Techniques
  • Guest Speaker – New York Bandmasters Annual Conference: 2002 

Having served four years at Heritage, Hass will need little time to acquaint herself with students and staff, and will have the advantage of familiar surroundings as she steps into her new role.  She says she’s looking forward to the new challenge. 

“I love Heritage, and am truly honored at the opportunity to be the leader,” she said.

“I look forward to working with the students, teachers, parents, and community to make Heritage a place where everyone is welcome.   We will move ahead to insure that learning is our first priority.”


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