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Major Administrative Changes Approved by School Board

At the School Board meeting held Monday evening, June 10, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps recommended 24 administrative changes, some effective as early as June 17, that were unanimously approved by the Board of Education.

“Every change that was made came within our existing leadership,” said Phipps. “I want to place the best people in the right positions. After a year of meeting with leadership teams at all levels, I placed administrators where their strengths and leadership styles will be most effective. I feel confident that these individuals will settle in quickly and do a good job.” 

The follow principal transfers were approved:
Kelly Smith from Davenport A+ to Sawmills Elementary
Meredith Griffin from Happy Valley School to the Early College High School
Courtney Wright from Sawmills Elementary to Granite Falls Middle School
Adam Windmiller from Hudson Elementary to Happy Valley School
Gwyn Roop from Dudley Shoals Elementary to Horizons School
Jeni McNulty from Kings Creek School to Hudson Elementary School
Melissa Costin from Granite Falls Middle to Kings Creek School
Julia Lovett from Hudson Middle School to Lower Creek Elementary School
Chad Smith from South Caldwell High School to Whitnel Elementary
Jay McCarraher from Collettsville School to Assistant Transportation Director
Leigh Ann Frye from Lower Creek Elementary to Director of High School Education
Anna Crooke from Gamewell Middle to Director of Middle School Education
Kim Case from Whitnel Elementary to Coordinator of Innovative & Online Education

The following new two-year administrative contracts were approved effective July 1:
Cory Trivett, Assistant Principal at West Caldwell to Principal at Collettsville School
Jessica Anthony, Assistant Principal at West Caldwell to Principal at Davenport A+ School
Ryan Cooper, Assistant Principal at William Lenoir Middle to Principal at Dudley Shoals Elementary
Monica Martin, Assistant Principal at Gamewell Middle to Principal at Gamewell Middle School
Katie Elliott, Assistant Human Resource Director to Principal at Hudson Middle School
Keith Hindman, Director of Middle School to Principal at South Caldwell High School
Dr. Katrina McEllen, Director of High School Education to Assistant Superintendent of Educational Program Services


The following Assistant Principal transfers were approved:
Randy Hart, AP at Davenport A+ to Hibriten High School
Michael Dewitt, AP at Hibriten to William Lenoir Middle
Sean Hosfield, AP at Granite Falls Middle to West Caldwell High School
Kristy Hollar, AP at Granite Falls Elementary to Granite Falls Middle School

There are four remaining Assistant Principal vacancies to fill.