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Lillie Treadway is the newly assigned principal of Alexander Elementary School. Ms. Treadway's 20+ year career as an elementary teacher, she taught in Lauderdale County and Dyersburg City School Systems. She was nominated and named Teacher of the Year in both school districts. Before her position as assistant principal at North Parkway Middle School, she served as assistant principal for one year and as principal for seven years in the Lauderdale County School System. Because of her outstanding service in education, exceptional leadership for school improvement, and proven track record of gains in student learning, Ms. Treadway was named one of nine finalists for the Tennessee Education Department’s Principal of the Year in 2016-2017. She represented the Southwest Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region during this prestigious recognition. She received a master's degree in education leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University and an educational specialist degree from Union University. Ms. Treadway has led the implementation of new programs and best practices for early literacy. She emphasizes strong relationships with all stakeholders to ensure the success of teachers and students. She has served as a mentor for aspiring principals through Lipscomb University’s Principal Pipeline Partnership model and the Governor’s Academy for School Leadership launched by Gov. Bill Haslam. Her work ethics, passion, commitment to excellence, and achievement are evident in the school climate and data. Ms. Treadway’s high expectations for herself, teachers, students, and parents are echoed through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” She enjoys spending time with her husband Bobby, a pastor, and their two daughters, Brandi (Marriage & Family Therapist) and Jessica (Chemist). She takes pleasure in reading, traveling, fishing, and gardening.