Mr. McClanahan starts his seventh school year at Ashworth Middle School as Principal. He has a total of nine years of administrative service in Gordon Country. He also has prior experience at the middle school and high school levels in the states of Georgia (Norcross High School, Ringgold Middle School, and Gordon Central High School) and Tennessee (Science Hill High School). Mr. McClanahan also has experience at the college level in the states of Alabama (Samford University), Kentucky (University of the Cumberlands) and Texas (University of Texas / El Paso).
Mr. McClanahan received his B.S. from Carson-Newman University (TN), M.A. from University of the Cumberlands (KY), and his Ed.S. from Lincoln Memorial University (TN).
Mr. McClanahan is married and has a daughter and a son.