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Alcovy principal position re-opened
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The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.

NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews said the AHS principal position has again been posted to the Newton County School System’s website, as the screening committee was not pleased with the overall quality of AHS principal applicants. The position will be posted through May 8. 

"This will give us ample time to hire a quality candidate and a best fit for Alcovy," Mathews said.

Mathews said there were a total of 13 applicants who applied for the open position, during the 10-day time span in March when the position was posted to the school system’s website.

According to the job posting, the new principal would report to the superintendent, deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction and the executive director for school improvement.

The AHS principal would also be required to have an educational leadership certification as required by the Professional Standards Commission, a master’s degree or higher, a minimum of five years of successful teaching experience and three years of administrative experience.

The job description also has a running list of duties and performance responsibilities the new principal will have to adhere to, which are listed in several sections.

A complete list of the duties for the new AHS principal can be found online at the NCSS website.

Vic Lee, who retired as principal from Liberty Middle School in June 2012, has been serving as interim principal for Alcovy High School since November 2012, when former principal LaQuanda Carpenter went on maternity leave.

Lee will continue to serve as interim principal for AHS until the end of the 2012-13 school year.

Carpenter, who was on maternity leave from her position as AHS principal, elected not to return Feb. 4, as originally expected, as her husband Dennis Carpenter, former deputy superintendent for operations for the NCSS, took a superintendent position in Kansas City, Mo., for the Hickman Mills C-1 School District.

Both Carpenters were released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the board of education, where the school system paid each of the Carpenters a lump sum payment of their regular salaries through May 31, including benefits, through June 30, a total of $68,508.98.