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Mark A. McClain began as principal at Covington High School in 2014.  He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee in 1989.  He received his masters in curriculum and instruction from University of Tennessee at Martin and his Masters of Education in School Administration and Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. 

Mr. McClain previously served as a teacher at Covington High and Munford Middle.  He has also served as an assistant principal and athletic director for Covington High School.   Mr. McClain is married and a proud parent of two sons.

Mr. McClain enjoys hunting, fishing, youth baseball, high school sports, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

Assistant Principals

David M.Price began as assistant principal at Covington High School in  2018. Mr. Price graduated from CHS in 2004 and is a proud Charger! He began his teaching career as a Biology teacher at Haywood High School. He came to Covington High School in 2015 where he has since taught Biology and History. After earning his Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Biology, Mr. Price went on to earn a Master's in Education from the University of Arkansas. Mr. Price has a strong desire to see youth learn and grow in their knowledge. He has served as the youth pastor at his church for over ten years and has also been a  tutor for after-school programs. He is looking forward to helping the youth of this community reach their full potential in this new role.  

Mr.Price is married and is a proud father of his two daughters, Ava and Adeline.  He enjoys hunting, hiking, camping, and spending time with his family. 


Lynette Billington began as an assistant principal at Covington High School in 2021. Prior to joining the Covington High family, she was the School-Wide Instructional Facilitator at Covington Integrated Arts Academy. She began her teaching career as a Special Education Teacher in Marshall County, Mississippi. Serving the students and community of H.W. Byers at the Elementary, Middle, and High School level for several years before moving on to teach English.  She briefly taught English at Bolton High School before returning to her role as a Special Education Teacher at Brighton Middle school. Ms. Billington received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in English with a concentration in African American Literature. She went on to earn both a Master’s in Education and an Education Specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership from Union University.  

Ms. Billington enjoys reading, going to the Orpheum, visiting museums, and traveling.  Her goal and passion is to see students succeed and be prepared for the world after high school. She is looking forward to supporting students as they become responsible, contributing citizens of the world.  


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Sherry Washington began as assistant principal at CHS in 2019. She is a life-long Tipton County native who graduated from Munford High School in 1997 and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Crichton College. After teaching at Crestview Elementary for two years, she moved to Brighton Middle where she taught reading and English for nine years. During this time, she also earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. In 2017, she came to Covington High as the Instructional Facilitator to oversee the Title I and RTI programs. Mrs. Washington is married and has two children and one grandchild.  She is the praise and worship leader at her church and enjoys watching football, gardening, reading, camping, and spending time with her family.