Principal's Message

photo Jill Hodum

Dear Donelson Elementary Families,

My name is Jill Hodum, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Donelson Elementary School!

I chose Arlington because of its well-known reputation for providing an exceptional academic program in a community-supported environment, and I am excited to carry on this tradition of excellence at DES.

Over the past 20 years, I have worked as a classroom teacher and administrator. My goal is to ensure all children have access to a supportive, challenging, and safe learning environment, so they can take their learning to the next level.

My passion is student success. I began my career in 1991 as a classroom teacher in Brownsville, Tennessee. I have also served as a principal in both public and private schools.

I am honored and grateful to become a part of this proud school district, and I look forward to making my transition to principal of Donelson Elementary as seamless as possible.​

Let's have a great year, and Go Bulldogs!