SHELBY -- Retirements and a promotion have paved the way for the appointment of four new principals in the Cleveland County Schools.
The school board last week approved the naming of new directors at three elementary schools and a high school. The appointments take effect July 1, the school system says.
The newly named principals are:
Molly Blanton, Township Three Elementary ... she replaces Tropzie McCluney, who is retiring; Blanton most recently was principal at North Elementary and prior to that was an assistant principal at Graham and North elementary schools.
Dustin Bridges, Washington Elementary ... he replaces Coleman Hunt, who is retiring; Bridges comes to Washington Elementary from Crest High, where he was an assistant principal; prior to that, he was an assistant principal at Crest Middle.
Amy Moss, North Elementary ... she replaces Blanton, who is moving to Township Three Elementary; Moss has been assistant principal at Grover Elementary since 2011 and was at East Elementary and then West Elementary before that.
Holly Robinson, Cleveland Early College ... she replaces Anita Ware, who is becoming director of security programs for the Cleveland County Schools; Robinson was assistant principal at Crest High most recently and was an administrator at Shelby Middle before that.
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