Chris Plummer, Principal
It’s great to be a West Elementary Bulldog!
Welcome and thank you for visiting the school website. West Elementary is a great place to teach and learn, and I am honored to serve as Principal. We are fortunate to have teachers, parents, volunteers and business partners to ensure the school’s success.
My wife, Julie, and I live in Mt. Juliet with our two children, Kate (6 years) and Crews (3 years). I was born and raised in Radcliff, Kentucky and have been a proud resident and elementary school educator in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. I have been a West Bulldog since 2012 having served as an assistant principal. My experiences in each state have molded me into the administrator that I am today.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s of Education degree from Southern Wesleyan University in Augusta, GA. Recognizing my goal of becoming an administrator, I later earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, watching and playing sports and participating/volunteering at our local church, Mt. Juliet Church of Christ.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions…this is going to be a great Bulldog year!
Rachel Cook, Assistant Principal
My name is Rachel Cook, and I am so excited to be the new assistant principal at West Elementary! I began my teacher training at Middle Tennessee State University where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I went on to pursue a Master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Middle Tennessee State University as well. Lastly, I received an Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership from Lipscomb University. I have taught at Gladeville Elementary, Carroll-Oakland Elementary, and Tucker's Crossroads Elementary here in Wilson County.
I have been married to my husband Brandon for 13 years. We have four wonderful children; Faith, Tucker, Molly, and Jack. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding and working on our small farm in Mt.Juliet. We love the Mt. Juliet community! My husband and I both grew up in Mt. Juliet and graduated from Mt. Juliet High School.
Being an educator is my dream career! I enjoy working with students, parents, teachers, and the community to help create a school that is a safe place, a family, where all students are successful. I believe an effective school is built on high expectations, collaboration, consistency, trust, and the willingness to go the extra mile. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as an administrator at such a fantastic school! I look forward to the exciting year ahead!