The close of the 2022-2022 school year and planning for the upcoming year brings some administrative changes to Lincoln County Schools. Lincoln County Schools announced on Monday, June 6th, that Amy Clemons, principal of Lincoln Central Academy (LCA), will be going to Lincoln County High School to serve as an assistant principal. She brings a solid foundation from her work in curriculum as a former high school teacher, the curriculum coordinator at Ninth Grade Academy, and as the principal at LCA.
Mrs. Christy Wright, current principal of Blanche School, will assume the role of principal at Lincoln Central Academy, filling Mrs. Clemons’ spot. Mrs. Wright comes to LCA with a vast amount of experience from her prior work as principal of Blanche School and her years as the curriculum coordinator at Flintville School.
Mr. Garth Garris, who is currently serving as the principal at Highland Rim School (HRS) will become the principal at Blanche School assuming the position formerly held by Mrs. Wright. Mr. Garris brings years of PreK-12 administrative experience to Blanche School.
With Mr. Garris leaving HRS for Blanche School, Dr. Amanda Pickens has been named the new principal of HRS where she has served as assistant principal for the past two years. Prior to coming to HRS, Dr. Pickens served as assistant principal at Unity School and as a classroom teacher at Flintville School.
Dr. Sidney Ogle has also been named as an assistant principal at Lincoln County High School succeeding Mrs. Sandy Sorrels, who recently accepted an administrative position with Bedford County Schools. Dr. Ogle has served as assistant principal/curriculum coordinator at South Lincoln School for the past six years. She has been actively involved with several initiatives at the district level. Dr. Ogle will work with curriculum and instruction.
There are three administrative positions left to be filled. The LCHS Athletic director was left vacant when Jeff Bell took the Athletic director position with Whitesburg Christian Academy in Huntsville. South Lincoln School has an assistant principal/curriculum coordinator position open due to Dr. Ogle’s moved to LCHS and Highland Rim School has an assistant principal opening due to Dr. Pickens moving to the principal’s position.
In speaking with Dr. Bill Heath, Director of Schools, about the administrative assignments for the upcoming school year, he stated, “ I am excited about our administrative teams for the 2022-2023 school year. Our job is to place leadership personnel into positions that make the Lincoln County Schools’ team the best for all our students, and I have no doubt we have accomplished this as we prepare to begin the new year. I am also very excited about our folks that are in the pipeline for future administrative roles.”