J.P. King principal resigns

Published 9:22 am Friday, March 25, 2011


FRANKLIN—J.P. King Middle School Principal Jeremy Knapp has resigned, according to Franklin City Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons.

Hired in September, Knapp’s last day will be June 30.

Knapp said he had no comment on his departure and that he would probably answer questions in the future.

The school district is advertising to fill the position.

Knapp earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Clarion University in Clarion, Pa., and his master’s degree in education administration from the University of Virginia. He served as an English teacher at Dinwiddie High School in Dinwiddie for seven years, and for four years before coming to Franklin, he was assistant principal at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg.

Knapp replaced Rodney Berry, who became the principal of Franklin High School.