New principals named for Tupelo High, Middle School

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tupelo High School and Middle School will have new principals for the 2011-12 school year.
Christopher Barnes, currently principal of a K-8 school in Sparta, N.C., will replace Lee Stratton at the high school. Stratton will be reassigned within the district to an as-yet unspecified position.
At Tupelo Middle School, Kristy Luse will move up from assistant principal to principal. She will replace Linda Clifton, who is retiring from the school district.
Superintendent Randy Shaver made the announcements at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

More on this story in Wednesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.