Harris has worked in the school system as a teacher, coach or principal for seven years. According to Superintendent Tim McGinnis, Harris filed for reassignment on the last day before Christmas break, citing health concerns.
It was Harris’ first semester as assistant principal at the middle school.
Mike Dickens, a former principal of Union County Middle School, has already been working in the vacated position.
“We sure enjoyed having [Harris] here,” said Benningfield. “We’re going to make the best of it.”
In addition to Dickens, there will be another new face at the middle school, as Martha Davis, a former principal, has been brought in to serve as a “mentor” to Principal Benningfield over the coming months.
Davis began that capacity in December, but she and McGinnis first discussed the issue in November, before Harris’ reassignment.
Davis is working on a 20-day contract, but it is such that she may work intermittently, allowing her to work in the schools for multiple months.
McGinnis called it a “tremendous professional growth opportunity to bring in a mentor.”
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