S.P. Morton Elementary principal resigns

Published 11:43 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

FRANKLIN—Dr. Debbie Harris Rollins, principal of S.P. Morton Elementary School in Franklin, has resigned. Dr. Michelle Belle, superintendent of Franklin City Public Schools, said she received a letter from Rollins on Tuesday, and that her last day will be Wednesday, July 31.



“It all happened so quickly and unexpected,” Belle said.

She did not know at this time whether or not Assistant Principal Jametha Ruffin would succeed Rollins, who is expected to return Monday. Belle added that she would discuss the matter with the Franklin School Board at its 7 o’clock meeting tonight about what to do next.

Calling the announcement shocking, Belle also said she’s been in administration for a long time and, “These things happen. We have to keep moving forward so our kids can get the best education.”