Blackman High’s AP Receives State Honor


The Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals has selected Rutherford County Schools’ Dr. Amy Connifey-Marlin as the Assistant Principal of the Year.

“We are excited about the selection of Dr. Connifey-Marlin,” said Ed Foster, executive director of the TASSP. “Her resume, references and work experience made us very confident in our selection.”

Connifey-Marlin will receive a four-day, all expenses paid trip to Philadelphia in early July, where she will compete with all 50 state winners for the national honor given annually by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Connifey-Marlin currently serves as an assistant principal at Blackman High School.

She’s been in public education for nearly 30 years, 24 of which have been with Rutherford County Schools. Connifey-Marlin taught at LaVergne Primary and Blackman Middle School before moving into administration, in 2004, where she has been an assistant principal at Blackman Elementary, Blackman Middle, LaVergne Middle, LaVergne High School and her current position.

Her diverse experience helps her to understand the impact of transition challenges that students face as they move from elementary to middle school and finally transitioning into high school, according to a press release. Connifey-Marlin believes rigor in the classroom is one of the key components to student achievement along with positive relationships between students, faculty and administration.

Connifey-Marlin has a bachelor’s of science in education from the University of Alabama, master’s and Ed.S degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and a doctorate from Union University.

She is married to Joe Marlin and has a daughter Sarah Connifey; both are educators.

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