Wilson County Schools named a leader for the planned Watertown Middle School Thursday.
Michael Pigg, currently assistant principal at Watertown Elementary, will take the helm as principal of Watertown Middle School this fall.
“We are a K-8 school currently, but our middle grades are going to the current Watertown High School facility to form a middle school,” said Pigg.
The former math teacher has served in his current position since moving to Watertown from Knoxville in 2011.
A native of Montgomery, Ala., Pigg originally moved to Middle Tennessee to attend Nashville’s Lipscombe University, where he earned a bachelor of science in mathematics.
After completing his undergraduate studies, Pigg attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he earned a master of science degree in mathematics.
“I taught [math] as a graduate student at UT for a couple of years while I did my graduate work in math there, and then I taught at the high school level for three years in Knox County,” said Pigg.
While still in East Tennessee, he also earned a master of education degree in educational leadership at Carson-Newman College.
But Pigg said he still has some learning to do.
“I’m looking forward to, I’m sure, a lot of learning that I’m going to do as I move into that role, which is a different role than what I’ve served in the past three years,” said Pigg. “But I’m excited.”
He said he thinks the new middle school is a great opportunity across the board – for Watertown, for the children and for him.
“We’re looking forward to building on the success we’ve already experienced here at the elementary and continuing that at the middle school,” said Pigg.