Families zoned for Knox County's new elementary school in the Northshore Town Center got to meet their new principal Monday evening.
Future students and parents of the new school met principal Susan Davis at West Valley Middle School. Davis previously served as principal at Cedar Bluff Elementary. She says she's excited about her new role.
"I'm so excited to meet the children as they have this opportunity to begin this brand new school, and what a wonderful opportunity. And it's excited to build a team of teachers and educators who are motivated to be there. It's just the most exciting opportunity," said Davis.
The new southwest elementary school will open in August.
Families affected by the re-zoning with rising fifth graders and their siblings can apply to stay at their current school. The deadline to request a grandfather transfer is next Monday, Feb. 18.