Noflin to be THS’ No. 2 man – for now

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – George Noflin, who retired in June as an assistant superintendent with the Tupelo school district, will be a substitute assistant principal at Tupelo High.
Noflin will be one of five assistant principals at the school, joining Lea Johnson, Niki Peel, Larry Harmon and Art Dobbs. In addition to his duties as an assistant principal at the school, Harmon is the district’s Director of Innovative and Alternative Programs.
Superintendent Randy Shaver announced Noflin’s new role during a community question-and-answer session Thursday morning. Noflin will begin on Nov. 29.
The school has been authorized to hire a fifth assistant principal but had not yet filled that position this year. THS soccer and cross country coach Nathan Hall had been recommended for the position, but his name was withdrawn last week during an executive session between Shaver and the school board to discuss personnel.
Noflin said on Thursday that he did not yet know what his exact responsibilities at the school would be. Principal Lee Stratton could not be reached for comment.
Shaver said the position is temporary until a full-time person is named for that role. Noflin said that he expects to stay until the end of the school year and is willing to serve longer.
Noflin said Shaver spoke with him about the position Wednesday.
“It is a great opportunity to have a more direct impact on the lives of some high school students,” Noflin said.

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