Dr. Ted Horrell
Ted Horrell was named the first superintendent of the Lakeland School System in December of 2013. Prior to accepting the position in Lakeland, Dr. Horrell served as principal of Germantown High School for two and a half years. During his tenure there, GHS was named one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek magazine for the first time in the school’s history. GHS also was recognized as the first exemplary model in the state of Tennessee of successful Professional Learning Communities. Dr. Horrell came to Germantown after serving for three years as principal of Millington Central High School. He is a 1992 graduate of Germantown High School and taught at the school from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Horrell received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He went on to receive both his master’s degree in Leadership and Policy Studies, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Memphis. His doctoral dissertation focused on social learning in multi-age classrooms. Dr. Horrell enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his sons Fletcher and Archer. He is an avid Grizzlies fan, and also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs.