Moore County Director of Schools Chad Moorehead announced last week that Alabama native Steve Green has been chosen to fill the principal vacancy at Lynchburg Elementary School.
“We welcome Mr. Green to our school community and look forward to a great school year with his leadership,” said Moorehead.
In a release available online at www.moorecountyschools.net>, Moorehead said Green topped 15 other applicants for the position, which became open when Thomas Fuhrman resigned to take a similar position in Manchester.
Fuhrman held the position for just one year after taking over from Buddy Smith. Smith was at LES for four years — overseeing much of the expansion project in the process — 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.
Green takes the position after spending five years as the principal at Brownwood Elementary School in Scottsboro, Ala.
He also served as the assistant principal at Scottsboro (Ala.) Junior High from June 2005 to July 2009. Prior to that, he was a science teacher for nearly two decades at Scottsboro Junior High. Green began his career in education as a science teacher at Butler High School in Huntsville, Ala., in 1986.
Applicants from four different states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee — showed interest in the position. Moorehead poured through applications from Bedford County, Coffee County, Lincoln County and Moore County, as well, before interviewing 10 of the candidates. From there, the Director of Schools narrowed the field to four.
Moorehead recorded each of his 10 interviews. A panel consisting of “school system administrators, teachers, parents and school board members” reviewed the interviews and then “provided feedback.”
Moorehead said that Green was “the overwhelming favorite of the panel.”
Green earned his M.S. in Education Administration in 2001 from Jacksonville (Ala.) State University. In 2003 he earned his Ed.S. in Education Administration from Jacksonville.
By ROBERT HOLMAN, MCN Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)