Friday, August 17, 2012

District Names Interim Principal of Chapel Hill High School

Melodie Parrish was named interim principal of Chapel Hill High School at the August 16 special meeting of the Board. Parrish, a retired NC school administrator with 37 years of experience, has served in a variety of roles including PE teacher, ISS teacher, Assistant Principal, Test Coordinator, Technology Coordinator, and Director of Accountability and SIMS (now called NC Wise). Following her retirement, she served in several interim administrator roles. Ms. Parrish said “I am excited to begin this new position. I’m looking forward to helping Chapel Hill High School open smoothly next week and move forward in a positive direction.”

Ms. Parrish holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Classical Languages from Campbell University and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from North Carolina Central University.

"Ms. Parrish has a track record of success as a school administrator and central office leader. We believe Ms. Parrish will greatly assist with the day-to-day operational functioning of Chapel Hill High School, and in building relationships with students, staff, parents, and the larger community. We are excited that she has chosen to serve in this interim capacity while we embark on a national search for a principal,” said Superintendent Thomas A. Forcella.

Ms. Parrish will begin work on August 17.

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