Assistant principal named at middle school
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

July 26, 2005 --Sulphur Springs Independent School District trustees appointed Shawn Sinclair as the assistant prinicipal at Sulphur Springs Middle School during Monday night's called school board meeting.

The reassignment was set in motion near the end of the school year when Sulphur Springs Middle School Principal Kevin Woolley gave board members notice he would be submitting his resignation to accept a post 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 effective July 18.

SSHS assistant principal Chuck King was promoted to principal at SSHS, while SSMS Assistant Principal Tommy Panter will take over King's former duties. 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.

Monday night, the school board approved the recommendation that Shawn Sinclair be promoted from his posts as social studies teacher and coach at the high school to the assistant principal position at Sulphur Springs Middle School. Sinclair has nine years of service to the district.

Tommy Grammer was appointed to replace John McCullough as the high school girls softball coach and to teach science.

Josh Strickland, a history teacher and coach, was assigned to replace David Murry at SSMS, while Tina Carillo will join the girls coaching staff at the high school, replacing Karon Bryant, who will teach at SSMS. Carillo will coach girls basketball, track and physical education classes.

Another new teacher joining SSISD staff is Amber Nix, a TCU graduate and former Sulphur Springs resident. Nix will teach at Douglas Intermediate School.

These new teachers will be among at least 40 new educators and staff members attending the new teacher and paraprofessionals orientation at the SSISD Administration Building. New teachers will report to the Administration Building at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, to begin the two-day orientation, while new paraprofessionals will report to Sherry McGraw in the business office at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4.

All teachers and personnel will report to work for the new school year beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, for a session in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Bus drivers will attend a training session at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the high school library.

Students will report for class at regular hours on Monday, Aug. 15.

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