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Fayson named interim CHHS principal

Lise Fayson is taking over as interim principal at Charles Henderson High School for the upcoming school year.

Fayson is being transferred form her former position as assistant principal at Charles Henderson Middle School. The Troy Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the transfer at a special called meeting Monday morning. The board has not yet approved a resignation for Dr. Brock Kelley, who has served as principal since July 2016. Kelley could not be reached for comment prior to publishing time.

Dr. Lee Hicks, superintendent of Troy City Schools, said Kelley will “go down in history as one of the top principals to ever grace the halls of CHHS.”

“He’s meant the world to this school system,” Hicks said. “He has brought in numerous programs and worked very hard for us. Some of our past principals have gone on to work a the state level and he is carrying on that fine tradition.”

Hicks said Fayson is working closely with Kelley and the rest of the CHHS administration to prepare for the transition. Hicks said the search for a new principal will be held as this school year draws to a close.

“Hopefully we’ll have some internal candidates who will have an opportunity to be an applicant for that position,” Hicks said. “It’s a very important position.”

Fayson said she is ready to take on the challenge and opportunity of shepherding the high school for the upcoming year.

“It’s an honor to serve in this position,” Fayson said. “I thank Dr. Hicks and the Board of Education for trusting me. Dr. Kelley has done a great job over the last three years and put a lot of great programs in place. I really just need to work with the great staff we already have and keep the ship moving in the right direction.

“I feel like my principal (at CHMS) Aaron Brown did a great job getting me ready for this position. The good thing is, 95 percent of the students have gone through the middle school so they know the expectations that I have. It’s going to be an honor to be a part of their lives now for not just two years, but for four. I also have two amazing assistants Christina Anderson and Shelby Tuck in place to help make the transition easier. I’m excited for Thursday to see the kids and get started on this new challenge.”