Dr. Wes Cottongim was announced as the new principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary School during a site based decision-making council (SBDM) meeting on March 21, 2019 in the WCPS Central Office Board Room. Dr. Cottongim currently serves as an assistant principal of Briarwood Elementary School where he was a classroom teacher from 2004-2012. Prior to his time at Briarwood, Dr. Cottongim was an assistant principal for Simpson County Schools.
“Cumberland Trace Elementary School has been recognized as one of the highest performing elementary schools in the Commonwealth,” stated Superintendent Rob Clayton. “Dr. Cottongim demonstrates the leadership skills necessary to build upon the rich tradition of excellence. His student-centered approach and professionalism are certain to foster a positive culture for continuous improvement in student achievement and opportunities.”
Dr. Cottongim will have an opportunity to formally meet the students and families of Cumberland Trace Elementary next Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30 in the CTES library