At their May meeting Thursday, the school board approved principal positions which saw Dr. Carlton Wilson move to Jasper Elementary and Assistant Principal Joetta Youngblood be officially named as principal at Hill City Elementary.
Wilson, was a popular principal at Hill City Elementary from its opening until last year when he took time off to have double hip-replacement. During his absence, Youngblood acted as the principal there.
School Board chair Wendy Lowe said both are highly regarded educators. She said Superintendent Ben Desper had discussed the positions with each and had made that recommendation to the board, which was approved last night. The board vote was only to hire Youngblood as a principal; the superintendent made the assignments
All other schools will see the same principals returning.
For more comments from the Superintendent on this move and a complete report on the lengthy meeting, see next week’s print edition.