University Heights Academy is proud to announce that Ms. Beth Unfried has been named the new Head of School to replace Pam Nunn who is retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Ms. Unfried will begin her new position July 1, 2018.
Beth Unfried grew up in Hopkinsville and graduated from Christian County High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts degrees from Austin Peay State University. She began her career as a teacher for seven years before entering school administration in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. She was a school administrator at four different schools before serving in her present role as the Director of Elementary Education for the Clarksville- Montgomery County School System. She has served on numerous district and state committees and been a presenter at state level conferences. Mrs. Unfried has received the TN Association of School Librarians Distinguished Administrator Award, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Association Distinguished Administrator Award, and named the TN Principal of the Year Grand Division Winner. Most recently, she led Norman Smith Elementary School to earning TN reward status and the TN SCORE prize for top performing school in Tennessee.
Mrs. Unfried resides in Hopkinsville with her husband Jeff. They have three children, Gant, Chandler, and Maggie Unfried.
“I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve in my community and join the great team and tradition of excellence at University Heights Academy. We will continue to work together and strive to be the best for our students” stated Mrs. Unfried.
“We are very fortunate to have hired someone with such a distinguished career in education,” UHA board chairman Tim Flynn said. “Mrs. Unfried’s experience and her close familiarity with the UHA community make her an excellent choice for the Head of School position.”
UHA is pleased to welcome Ms. Unfried as the new Head of School. Though she has been employed by the Clarksville-Montgomery Public School System, she is no stranger to private education or to the UHA family. Her daughter Chandler graduated from UHA in 2015, and she has another daughter Maggie who is presently enrolled as a freshman.