The Cheatham County School District has named Mandi Batson as the new Sycamore Middle School assistant principal. Batson replaces Joy Bauman, who recently resigned after serving as the assistant principal for the past two years. Batson has been with the district since 2000, serving for 16 years as a special education teacher at Cheatham Middle School before becoming the SMS academic specialist in 2016. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2000 and attained her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Bethel University in 2015. “I am humbled and honored to be able to continue to be a part of the Sycamore Middle family in my new role as assistant principal. I am excited to collaborate with our faculty, staff, and families to promote a positive learning environment for our students,” she said.