SCHOOL SHUFFLE: SSISD fills high-level posts at high school
Chuck King named principal, Tommy Panter assistant principal
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

July 12, 2005 -- The recent resignation of Kevin Woolley as middle school principal and pending resignation of Joe Oliver as high school principal have set in motion a significant reorganization of personnel at both Sulphur Springs Middle School and High School, which has school administrators still reeling trying to keep up.

Kevin Woolley's announced in June that he would be resigning to take the position as superintendent at Oakwood Independent School District. Glenn Wilson was promoted on June 13 from assistant principal at SSHS to the principal's post at SSMS.

In the meantime, Joe Oliver advised at the end of June that he had been named the lone finalist for the superintendent's post at Clarksville Independent School District, and would be submitting his resignation contingent on receiving the contract following the mandatory 21 day waiting period which concludes July 18.

School board members, during executive session at the conclusion of their regular meeting Monday night, accepted recommendations for reorganization of several district employees to fill vacancies left by these changes. All changes are contingent on Oliver signing the superintendent contract with Clarksville ISD, said SSISD Patsy Bolton Tuesday morning.

SSHS assistant principal Chuck King was promoted to principal at SSHS, while SSMS Assistant Principal Tommy Panter will be relocated to the high school to take over King's former duties as assistant principal. Volleyball and softball coach John McCullough was appointed to fill the assistant principal position at SSHS formerly held by Wilson, leaving posts for a volleyball and softball coach and assistant middle school principal open.

Betty Lawson, a science teacher and the service learning project coordinator at SSMS, also resigned in order to take a position extended by Woolley to serve as principal at Oakwood.

The Head Start program also lost its director this summer, when Hilary Young resigned in order to go back to school to supplement her degree with a teaching certificate which would then allow her to obtain an administrative certificate, according to Bolton.

The district will also be looking for a new diagnostician to replace Sandy Buster who resigned due to relocation. Andrea Williams will be joining the teams at Bowie and Travis Elementary schools, where she will serve as a counselor.

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