Stanford replaces Pam Blissard, who was named Plantersville Middle School principal in December. Blissard, who had been at Shannon Elementary for seven years, replaced Bill Horton, who died suddenly on Nov. 30.
Stanford has been a teacher, baseball coach and assistant principal at Ripley High School.
Also on Thursday, Board members Ronnie Bell, Mary Edwards and Michael Mitchell were sworn-in after being elected in November.
Bell is serving the remainder of Jim Bain’s term, which expires at the end of 2016. Edwards and Mitchell were incumbents and each begin new six-year terms.