Principal's Corner

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Ms. Jennifer Brownlee
Donaldson Elementary

Principal's Bio

Hamilton County Schools has selected Ms. Jennifer Brownlee, a 28 year education veteran, to be the new principal at Calvin Donaldson Elementary School. 

“Calvin Donaldson Elementary School has built a strong history of innovation and learning,” Brownlee said. “I am so thrilled to become part of its next chapter as together, our community will strive to empower our learners through rigorous academic learning experiences within a creative, supportive and collaborative learning environment. Every day, our students and staff will learn something new that brings value to our lives and to the world around us.” 

Over the past 6 years, Brownlee has served as an administrator at Orchard Knob Middle, Harrison Elementary, Orchard Knob Elementary. Her career began in 1995 as a teacher in Nashville, followed by Atlanta and St. Louis before arriving in Chattanooga in 2002. Since 2005, she has served HCS as a teacher and literacy coach. She also gives back to the industry by serving as an adjunct college professor and educational consultant. Brownlee holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a M.Ed. degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. 

“My entire life has been shaped by my learning experiences, and as an educator, it is my privilege to invest my time, energy and resources in building learning opportunities for others- whether it is for students, their families, faculty and staff or our community,” Brownlee said. “Seeing others grow and add value to their lives as a result of our time together continues to be one of my greatest joys. I commit to the vision and mission of Calvin Donaldson Elementary, and will seek to establish our motto that 'Every child deserves a CHAMPION!'"

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