Dr. Ash has been in education for 33 years. He has taught at Smith County High School, Brentwood High School, and LaVergne High School. Dr. Ash taught many things but primarily AP chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics. He has served as the head football coach, head baseball coach, track coach, and basketball coach. Dr. Ash began his administrative career as an assistant principal at LaVergne High School. He then had the privilege of being the first principal of Christiana Middle School. Dr. Ash served in that capacity until he was hired as the principal at Central Magnet.
Dr. Ash has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education/Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University. He has a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University. Dr. Ash also has an Educational Specialist degree from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a Doctorate in Education specializing in administration and supervision from Tennessee State University.
During his time at Central Magnet he has been named the 2014 and 2018 NASSP Principal of the Year for the state of Tennessee. He has also received the AF Bridges Sportsmanship Award from the TSSAA. Central Magnet has been named the number 1 school in Tennessee for three consecutive years and was named the number 5 school in America in 2019.
Dr. Ash has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 30 years. The couple has two children, John and Megan.
Michelle Huffman began her educational career in her home state of Arkansas in 1997. After moving to Tennessee, she was hired by Rutherford County in 2002. Mrs. Huffman taught social studies classes at Christiana Elementary School and Christiana Middle School where she also served as a mini school team leader, cheer coach and sponsored several clubs. Mrs. Huffman has been a part of the Central Magnet School faculty since its inaugural year in 2010, teaching in the middle school, high school, and as the College and Advisory Coordinator.
Mrs. Huffman received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State University and her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Lipscomb University. She is married to Randy and they have two daughters, Maggie and Audrey.