Davie High Getting Interim Principal
By Beth Cassidy
Despite receiving 18 applications for the job of principal at Davie High, and despite narrowing the field to seven and then three, Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness came to the conclusion that the new principal at the high school was not among those three.
Instead, he has reassigned one assistant principal and one principal, who will switch schools until a permanent replacement can be found.
Melissa Lynch, who has been an assistant principal at the high school for the past four years, will make the move across the street, to take over the principal position at the Early College, which will be left vacant when Jinda Haynes, who has been principal there for five years, also moves across the street, to be interim principal at Davie.
Both moves will begin Jan. 1, 2012 and end June 30.
Hartness expects to make a recommendation for a permanent replacement at the May 2012 board of education meeting.
In a press release, Hartness said, “After the interview process, I did not feel I had found the best match or best fit for the next principal at Davie County High School. I am confident that both Jinda Haynes and Melissa Lynch will provide quality leadership, and that our schools are in great hands. Both …