The search for a new principal at Lynchburg Elementary School continues, though Director of Schools Chad Moorehead said he hopes to fill the position sometime next week.
Through Tuesday, Moorehead said he had looked through a dozen or so applications and he is still taking applications. He said he will continue to do so until the position is filled.
“I have interviewed eight people and I have two more interviews scheduled this week,” said Moorehead. “The plan is to narrow it down to three or four candidates and then hopefully get a panel of some teachers and administrators to get some feedback from.”
Moorehead said the applicants have come from Bedford County, Coffee County, Lincoln County and Moore County, as well as Alabama, Georgia and Indiana.
He is trying to fill the position vacated by Thomas Fuhrman, who took a similar position in Coffee County.
“Mr. Fuhrman was recruited by Manchester City and he took a position there. Obviously he will be compensated at a (higher) rate,” said Moorehead.
Fuhrman held the position for just one year after taking over from Buddy Smith. Smith was at LES for four years before taking the principal’s position at Moore County High School.
Prior to that, Danny Mooney served as the principal at LES for two years. Like Smith, Mooney moved to MCHS as the principal there. When he eventually took a position in the school system’s central office, the domino effect led to Smith moving to the high school and Fuhrman being hired at LES.
—By ROBERT HOLMAN, MCN Editor (Robert Holman is the Editor and Publisher of the Moore County News. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)