Thursday, June 23, 2005

Holly High welcomes Andrews as principal

Staff Writer

The Holly Springs School District introduced new leadership and recognized those who are leaving positions at a reception for new High School principal Adam Andrews and his family, Thursday.

Outgoing superintendent Judy Smith thanked school board president Gwen Gipson for 10 years’ service, citing many positive changes and progress in the district under her tenure.

“The school board is a policy making body and Mrs. Gipson and the board have been responsible for all the policies and grant things,” Smith said. Gipson received a plaque as a going-away gift from the district.

Smith announced that Cherrie Shaw has been selected by the board to serve as interim superintendent beginning June 30 and until a superintendent has been found. Shaw has served as assistant superintendent four years and has been with the district 25 years.

“I am going to follow in Ms. Smith’s footsteps and go home (retire) next year,” Shaw said.

Eileen Dowsing, teacher for two years at the Intermediate School, has accepted the assistant principal’s position and will work under principal Irene Walton.

Newcomer to the school district board, Paul Lampley was introduced at the meeting. He officially took the oath of office Tuesday evening, June 14.

Incoming principal Adam Andrews introduced his family at the meeting - his wife Dina and sons Addison and Will.

“We are just glad to have this opportunity to work in Holly Springs,” Andrews said.

Following the reception for Andrews the school board held a public hearing on the district’s proposed fiscal year 2005-06 budget.

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