Monday, July 25, 2016

CHCCS Appoints Interim Principal and New Administrators

The CHCCS Board of Education approved an interim principal and two new administrators at their July 21 meeting.

Stephon Goode was named the Interim Principal at Smith Middle School.  Goode has served as the school's assistant principal since May 2014, where he also served as the school's administrative internship for a year.  Goode was also 5th grade teacher at Estes Hills Elementary for seven years, where he was its Teacher of the Year in 2011-12.  He has also taught in Warren County Schools.  Goode holds both a bachelor of arts degree in Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science and a master of School Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Goode replaces Principal Philip Holmes.

Stephon Goode, Interim Principal, Smith Middle School

Philip Holmes was named as the Interim Executive Director of Professional Learning and Project ADVANCE.  Holmes was the principal at Smith Middle School since 2010.  Previously, Holmes was the principal and assistant principal at Ephesus Elementary, and was an assistant principal intern at Estes Hills Elementary.  Holmes also was a principal at Burton IB Magnet Elementary in Durham Public Schools.  Holmes holds a bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education from Hobart College in Geneva, New York and a master of education degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Holmes replaces Rydell Harrison, who was named the district's Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services earlier this month.

Philip Holmes, Interim Executive Director of Professional Learning and Project ADVANCE

Scott Fearrington was named the Director of Community Schools.  Fearrington had been the program supervisor for Community Schools for six years.  He has also served the district as director of transportation, an after-school site director and a bus driver.  Fearrington has a bachelor of arts degree in History from North Carolina Central University.

Fearrington replaces Mary Roberts who retired in June 2016.

Scott Fearrington, Director of Community Schools

"All three of these educators have built long-standing relationships with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, its students and its staff," said Superintendent Tom Forcella.  "When it came time to select administrators for these positions, we were able to hire these leaders from within, making for a smooth transition for everyone.  I know the excellent level of service expected at Smith Middle, Instructional Services and Community Schools will continue in their capable hands."

Fearrington starts his position effective immediately and Holmes and Good will start their new positions on August 2.