Farragut Primary School welcomes a new assistant principal to its faculty this school year.
Ches Betz, who has served in Farragut Middle School as an English teacher, coach and administrative assistant for six years, was hired as FPS’ assistant principal in July.
“He’s doing a fantastic job,” FPS principal Gina Byrd said about Betz. “He has a great reputation with the Farragut community.
“What I like most about him is he has gotten to know the teachers and the students, which is super important in a primary school.”
Betz taught eighth-grade English and coached track and field at FMS for a few years before taking on the role of instructional coach and administrative assistant for the last two years.
In administration, he had worked with teachers on curriculum, Professional Learning Communities and other duties. Mostly, however, Betz said he worked with students who needed extra academic or behavioral help.
“So, it’s been a big change going from middle schoolers to 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds,” Betz said.