N.C. principal tapped for TPSD leadership post

TUPELO – Incoming Tupelo Public Schools Superintendent Randy Shaver won’t be the only North Carolina educator moving to Tupelo.
The Tupelo Public School Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to hire Fred Hill as assistant superintendent.
Hill, who is currently principal at Central Middle School in Whiteville, N.C., will fill the position left vacant when David Meadows retired as deputy superintendent in June 2008.
Hill will join George Noflin and Diana Ezell as the district assistant superintendents on July 1.
Hill currently works for Shaver, who is finishing his term as leader of the Whiteville City Schools. Shaver and Hill also worked at Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, N.C.
Shaver, who also is serving the Tupelo district as a consultant during the transition, was a part of the interviewing process for the assistant superintendent’s post.
Current Tupelo Superintendent Randy McCoy, who is retiring June 30, made the recommendation to the school board on Tuesday.
Hill, who hails from Emporia, Va., is in his 11th year as an educator. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and education as well as a doctorate in education.
“Dr. Hill’s expertise is in school restructuring for student achievement,” Shaver said in a press release issued by the Tupelo Public School District.
At Central Middle School in Whiteville, Hill has overseen the implementation of 1-to-1 laptop computing, pre-Advanced Placement classes and improved student achievement on North Carolina’s state testing program.
Meadows has continued with the district as a part-time consultant, but plans to retire again this summer. Assistant superintendents Noflin and Ezell had split many of Meadows’ previous duties during the current school year.
Contact Michaela Gibson Morris at (662) 678-1599 or michaela.morris@djournal.com.


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