All TCS principals to make moves

Published 10:53 pm Monday, May 17, 2010

Come school year’s end, each of the schools in the Troy City system will be seeking new principals.

At the board of education meeting Monday, Troy Elementary School Principal Geoffrey Spann’s retirement was accepted.

Superintendent Linda Felton-Smith then announced the transfer of David Helms from his position as the Principal of Charles Henderson High School, to the central office where he will serve as one of her administrative assistants.

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Charles Henderson Middle School Principal Chresal Threadgill’s move to the central office has been previously announced.

“There are times when you have to do these things and accept them,” said Felton-Smith, before reluctantly recommending that the board accept Spann’s retirement.

The superintendent said the personnel changes will not effect overall policie.

“Our plans and strategies are to make sure we keep our focus on student achievement,” she said.

The interview process for the principal of the middle school is already underway and Threadgill is participating in those meetings.

Felton-Smith said she would be posting the openings for the other two positions today.

In other business, the school systems architect Chuck Jones announced the winning bid for the construction of a multihandicapped classroom at CHHS.

Whaley Construction gave the winning bid for the facility at approximately $447,000, which the board unanimously approved.

“It serves any of your handicapped students that need assistance in the classroom,” Jones said.

The 2,500 square foot project will include among other essentials, a kitchen area, full washroom facilities and an access road that will be altered to accommodate students.

“It’s within market prices for something of this scale,” Jones said.

The board was also re-organized with John Parker completing a term as president and Roxie Kitchens being voted in.

Board members agreed that Parker served well and “is a great leader in the community.”

Judson Edwards, was also elected to be vice president of the board. For other personnel action see

In other personnel action:

CHHS Reading Teacher Allen Carlton, retiring

David Garrett hired as Agri-Science Teacher at CHHS

Adam Helms hired as P.E. Teacher/Football Coach at CHHS

Kimberly Till hired as Project Lead the Way/Pre Engineering Teacher at the Pike Center for Technology