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By MARIAN GALBRAITH
Tullahoma City Schools Director Dr. Dan Lawson announced Friday that West Middle School principal Dr. Greg Carter will be transferred to the central office as of June 1 to serve as the school system’s new personnel director.
The announcement follows Dr. Wayland Long’s decision to retire from the position at the end of this month.
In an email to members of the school board, Lawson expressed his difficulty in deciding who would take Long’s place.
“Certainly, all readily acknowledge that we have some substantial shoes to fill, both literally and figuratively,” Lawson said, “but we have been blessed with three exceptional candidates ready to accomplish a transition.
“After considerable dialogue and a sleepless night or two, I have decided to move Dr. Greg Carter from his current position to a position at the administration building with an effective date of June 1, 2012.
“As you have opportunity, please welcome him to his new position and congratulate him on his incredible service at West Middle School.”
Director of Instruction Dean Holland added that applications are also being reviewed to determine a replacement for Carter as principal of West Middle School.
A native of Tullahoma, Carter joined Tullahoma High School as a social studies teacher in 1992. In the 1998-99 year, he received a principal’s license from Tennessee State University in Nashville.
He has served as assistant principal at East and West middle schools, and was named principal of THS in 2000.
In 2005, he switched places with current THS principal Mike Landis, becoming the principal at West Middle School.