Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers has announced that Nick Corrigan has been selected to become the new principal of Robertsville Middle School.

Corrigan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in 2010 with a major in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Leadership from TTU in 2017. He earned an Education Specialist Diploma in Curriculum and teaching by Liberty University in 2021.

Corrigan began her educational career in Anderson County schools at Norris Middle School in 2010 as a sixth-grade math teacher and at St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge. In 2018, he accepted a position with Oak Ridge Schools as a fifth-grade math teacher at Jefferson Middle School (JMS). In 2020, he was selected as Dean of Students at JMS, where he also served as athletic director.

“Nick demonstrates his passion for student learning both as a teacher and school administrator and ensuring that every student succeeds. His teaching philosophy is based on the uncompromising belief that all students can learn when they enjoy a positive learning environment supported by teachers, staff, families and the surrounding community,” said a news release from Oak Ridge Schools.

Corrigan and his family live in Oak Ridge.

“He believes he is a blessed husband to his wife Kylie and a proud father to his son Robert James, and that Oak Ridge is a wonderful town to raise a family,” the press release read.

He enjoys martial arts, exercising, running, hiking, and being outdoors in his free time, but mostly throwing a box of Legos or playing catch with his son in the evenings after work. As a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard, Corrigan is currently the commander of a forward support company responsible for logistical support with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He began his military career after graduating from high school and spent about 10 years in the Naval Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman before transferring to the Tennessee Army National Guard to attend the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2015.

“Corrigan is thrilled to begin the next chapter of his educational career as Principal of Robertsville Middle School (RMS). He is honored and humbled by this opportunity and looks forward to joining the Ram family to continue the incredible work unfolds by RMS students, staff, families, and the surrounding community. He hopes to be dedicated to the RMS family for years to come and to serve with humility, integrity, and a passion for student learning,” says the Press release.

“I loved my time at Jefferson Middle School and will cherish the memories and relationships that have been formed over the past 4 years. I want to thank Mr. Cox for the opportunity to come to JMS as a teacher as well as the opportunity to serve the school community as Dean of Students. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the students, staff, families, and community I had the pleasure of serving during my time at JMS Logout… Go Eagles!, he said in the press release.