The press release said that Mangels will be filling the vacancy created when Travis Hamby was appointed as the new Trigg County School superintendent. Hamby replaced Tim McGinnis on July 1.
“Mangels has already built a good relationship with students and staff as a principal,” Hamby said.
Mangels was chosen from a number of applicants, Hamby said. The TCMS site-based council will have to undergo training on how to find a new principal, after which a new principal should be selected by the end of August, added Hamby.
Mangels has been the principal at Trigg County Middle School for four years, and before that was an assistant principal at Christian County Middle School for three years. He was a science teacher before that.
As the director of student services and personnel, Mangels’s duties will include personnel issues, including the application process, and attendance issues, and he will also have to work with school nurses to improve school health, said Hamby.