Bauman, who is currently the principal of Kingston Springs Elementary School, will replace Robyn Miller, who is taking over as SMS principal following the retirement of Lisa Young.
She will begin her new duties July 1.
Bauman, a 2000 graduate of Hendersonville High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2005 and her master's degree in school counseling from Tennessee State University in 2010.
She earned her Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013.
Bauman served as the school counselor at KSES from 2009 to 2013. During that time, she was the Harpeth Middle School assistant girls basketball coach in 2011 and the Harpeth High School assistant girls basketball coach in 2012.
She led KSES as principal for four years from 2013 to 2017.
She has served on the Ark Community Resource Center's Board of Directors since 2010 and was a co-facilitator of the district's Aspiring Administration Academy for the 2016-2017 school year.
“Leaving the Kingston Springs Elementary family and community will be incredibly difficult. Over the last eight years, I have grown so much personally and professionally in my time at Kingston Springs and it is due to the fantastic team of people with whom I have been fortunate to work," Bauman said.
She added: "In the spirit of lifelong learning, I am looking forward to continuing my professional career on an administrative team with Robyn Miller and Sycamore Middle School. Both KSES and SMS have great traditions of academic success and wonderful school climates. I am honored and humbled to continue serving the Cheatham County School District.”
A new principal at KSES has not yet been named.