Principal of the Pioneers

Christy Drake

Let me begin by saying , I am a proud product of the Hamilton County Schools. I am a high school graduate of Brainerd High School, class of 1985. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee University, Master of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University, and Educational Specialist degree from Tennessee Tech. University. I have been privileged to work in various diverse school settings, from the sprawling suburbs at Loftis Middle to the Blue Ribbon Magnet School Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts to the inner city, urban flavored, Tyner Academy and now the principal of the "melting pot" of Hamilton Schools, East Ridge Middle School.
It has been my privilege to serve as an assistant principal and presently principal at East Ridge Middle School. Although challenged by the gravity of responsibility as a administrator in a diverse demographic school environment, it has been by far the most rewarding experience of my tenure as a public educator/administrator.

We know it takes a village to help students succeed and perhaps our greatest goal this year is to fully engage our families, our neighborhoods, and our surrounding communities. Students achieve more when they are supported by family and community partnerships, and when they view school as a place where they feel safe, cared for and supported. You can help us in our endeavors by providing input to our faculty and staff and be engaged in your child’s school experience and the East Ridge Middle School Family. Come for parent meetings and celebrations, ask about our work, walk through our halls, plan with us and your child, and attend school events! Help us continue PIONEER PRIDE in all aspects of East Ridge Middle School!!


Mrs. Christy Caldwell Drake

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