By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School will have two new assistant principals next year.
Both administrators who filled that role last year – Nathan Hall and Ken McGaha – have accepted jobs in other districts.
Hall, a longtime coach, is the new principal at Corinth Middle School. McGaha will be an assistant principal at Horn Lake High School.
Tupelo has begun the interview process to fill both positions.
Hall had been at TMS for 21⁄2 years. Prior to that, he served as head coach for boys soccer and boys and girls cross-country and track and field. He also has coached football and slow-pitch softball and worked with adult runners training for marathons.
He won nine state championships in five years in boys and girls cross-country and one in boys track.
Hall could not be reached for comment.
McGaha has been at TMS for two years. Before that, he spent two years as an assistant principal at Columbus High School and one year at Columbus Middle School.
“The highlight of my time in Tupelo was the opportunity to serve those students and faculty at Tupelo Middle School,” he said. “That is one of the best places I’ve ever worked, and (principal) Dr. (Kristy) Luse was a great person to work for.”
Entering his 16th year in education, McGaha was a counselor at Hinds Community College for three years and also coached at North Panola, Senatobia and Munford, Tenn.
“I wanted to get back on the high school level,” McGaha said. “The majority of my years are on the high school level, and that is more of my comfort zone. This opportunity came from a discussion with the principal, who was an old coaching buddy.”