McWhirter received a Bachelor of Science degree in distributive history and Master of Education in administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University. In 2013 she was awarded a Doctor of Education degree in organizational leadership with an emphasis in instructional leadership from Grand Canyon University.
McWhirter comes to Cheatham County with nearly 30 years teaching experience. Her teaching career began in 1987 with Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) where she taught science at New Providence Middle School, Northeast Middle School, and Rossview Middle School. In 2006, she transitioned to technology integration coach to provide professional development, coaching, and support to middle and high school teachers at CMCSS. McWhirter most recently served as new teacher induction coordinator at CMCSS and was a member of the human resources certified team, district instructional team, and district professional development team. She is also a certified TEAM evaluator.
McWhirter said, “I look forward to being part of the school community and working with faculty and staff to provide the best educational environment for the students of Sycamore High School. When I visited the school during the interview process, I felt that it was the right fit for me. I am eager to get to know the students and faculty.”
McWhirter will step into her new position as assistant principal in October.