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Principal's Bio


Thomas Arnold

I have been the principal of Ooltewah Elementary since 2008 meaning this will be my 10th year as principal of OES. I began my education career at Nolan Elementary in 1999 as the school’s physical education teacher. I then began my administrative duties in the fall of 2006 as the assistant principal at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary. Prior to arriving at Ooltewah, I served as the interim principal at Harrison Elementary for the spring semester of 2008.

I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with my Bachelor of Science and completed my Master of Arts degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University. I was also a member of the Leadership Fellows with the Public Education Foundation.

My wife, Miriam, and I have one son, Jack, and twin daughters, Elizabeth and Josie. In my spare time I enjoy running, flat water kayaking, playing bagpipes and entertaining my 3 dogs - Agnes, Luna and Kaia.

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