New FHS administrators preparing for 2019-20

Farragut High School welcomes four new administrators to its team for the 2019-20 school year under fourth-year principal Ryan Siebe. From left are Karey Laudermilk, assistant principal; Laicee Hatfield, curriculum principal; Ryan Milani, assistant principal; and Brad Smith, administrative assistant. The quartet started their school year Monday, July 8.
Farragut High School welcomes four new administrators to its staff for the 2019-20 school year – Karey Laudermilk, Laicee Hatfield, Ryan Milani and Brad Smith.

“I went to school at Farragut Middle School and my freshman year at Farragut High School, so I know the history of excellence,” said Laudermilk, who along with the other faculty and administratoirs started her new role as assistant principal last week. “… It all seems a little surreal. I was fully expecting to still be in middle school.”

Laudermilk is entering her 10th year in education.

Hatfield, curriculum principal at Karns High School last year, will serve as FHS’ new curriculum principal in her 16th year with Knox County Schools. “I will be focusing on curriculum, continuing to build on the strong academics here at Farragut High School,’ she said.

Hatfield is starting her 16th year with Knox County Schools. Prior to administration, she taught chemistry at Central High School, and this past year, she was named Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Tennessee through Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals.

“My passion is kids: helping kids grow, develop, choose what they want to do post high school and giving them the opportunities to make those choices wisely,” she said.

“I was here about seven years ago,” she said. “I served for a year, under Mr. (Michael) Reynolds … it’s a good time to come back and work at Farragut.”

Milani, entering his 16th year in education, comes to FHS as assistant principal from South Doyle Middle School, where he was an administrative assistant.

“I am proud and honored to have been selected to take on this role this year,” he added.

“I am very much a relationship person, so I am very anxious right now to get to know my administrative team,” Milani said. “I really can’t wait to meet everybody, get to know their personalities. I can’t wait to meet the kids.

Smith, who was teaching business classes last year at FHS, joins the team as an administrative assistant.

“It’s incredible,” he said about the promotion. “I’m really thrilled to get to stay here and continue building on relationships I’ve started with the community, the parents and the kids.

“I was definitely surprised (by the promotion,” Smith added about his fifth year in education.