Malone retiring as Nettleton school chief

NETTLETON – Nettleton Superintendent James Malone will graduate for good this May.
His last day of work will be May 29, a week after he hands diplomas to the Class of 2009. It will cap a 34-year career in education, including 25 years in the Nettleton district.
“I’ve had a good career here,” said Malone, who went to school and graduated from Nettleton School. “I’m going to miss the entire school. It’s a place near and dear to my heart.”
Malone said he is considering a few options for his post-retirement career, but he isn’t looking for another superintendent’s position.
“I’d like to do something education-related,” he said.
Nettleton will be one of several districts with new superintendents this summer.
Amory’s Jim Sappington, Tupelo’s Randy McCoy and Pontotoc’s Conwell Duke are all retiring. Aberdeen’s George Gilreath resigned effective June 30.
Tupelo Public Schools District has already hired Randy Shaver, who is currently the superintendent of Whiteville, N.C. Schools.
The other districts are still searching for new superintendents.
Oxford and Okolona school districts have interim superintendents in place.

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