Wallace Assistant Supt. – Davie High Principal Moving To Central Office
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2011
By Beth Cassidy
The school board announced last week effective Jan. 1, Jeff Wallace will be the new assistant superintendent, a position left vacant when Candy Poplin retired Oct. 1.
Wallace has been the principal at Davie High since 2008.
“I’ve been in administration for 10 years, and I’m ready to take what I’ve learned and impact an entire district, not just a school,” Wallace said. “I’ve known Dr. [Darrin] Hartness [superintendent] for several years, and we are so similar in our ideas and sometimes even in our verbiage, so I know this will be a good fit. This is something I’ve obviously thought about and prayed about, and I just feel very blessed to receive this opportunity.”
He was one of 17 applicants and one of seven candidates interviewed for the position.
Before Wallace made the move to Davie, he had been a teacher, in-school suspension coordinator, assistant principal and principal at Forbush High. In 2007, he was Principal of the Year in Yadkin County …