Cantrell announced as new Capshaw Elementary principal

PUTNAM COUNTY – The Putnam County School System has announced Renee Cantrell as the new principal at Capshaw Elementary School. 

Cantrell brings 22 years of elementary educational experience to Capshaw and has served the last two years as assistant principal at Park View Elementary School. Before her time as an assistant principal, she served as a Kindergarten, first grade and third grade teacher at Park View Elementary. 

“This is an exciting time in our school district, and we are delighted to welcome Mrs. Cantrell into the role of principal at Capshaw Elementary,” said Corby King, Director of Putnam County Schools. “Mrs. Cantrell brings a wealth of experience and a strong background in elementary education to the table and has done a phenomenal job at Park View Elementary. We know she will continue that great work and leadership at Capshaw.” 

Cantrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education at Tennessee Technological University. She continued her journey in education at Tennessee Tech earning her master’s degree in instructional leadership. 

“I have always loved kids and helping people. It is why I entered into education,” said Cantrell. “I am excited for this new adventure as principal at Capshaw. I look forward to meeting the students and families. As I step into this new role, I hope to continue what Dr. Wright and Dr. Wood have started and continue to grow the school. I knew when I began my career as a teacher that I wanted to impact the lives of students, and I will get to continue that desire in my role as principal.”

Cantrell is married to David Cantrell and has two children, Carley and Carter Cantrell, and a dog named Tessa. 

Dr. Diana Wood has served as principal of Capshaw Elementary the last two years and will be starting a new journey as the new Pre-K- 4 Grade Instructional Supervisor for the Putnam County School System August 1 at the Central Office.

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