CLOVER — Four Clover schools, including three elementary schools and one middle school, will have new principals next school year.
The administrative changes, prompted by the retirement of longtime Clover teacher, coach and administrator Judy Krenzer, who for the last seven years has served as district testing and teacher evaluation coordinator, take effect July 1. Krenzer’s career spans 34 years, including 27 in Clover.
With major state and national changes looming for accountability, standardized testing, and teacher evaluation — all handled by Krenzer — the district is creating two new positions to handle the task.
Melanie Wall, principal of Clover Middle School since 2010, will become the director of testing and accountability. Millicent Dickey, principal of Crowders Creek Elementary School for the past seven years, will become the director of teacher quality.
New principals will lead Clover Middle and Crowders Creek Elementary.
Calub Courtwright is moving from Bethany Elementary, where he led the school to national prominence as one of the country’s top performing Title 1 schools, to Clover Middle. He has been a teacher and administrator in Clover for 14 years, the last three at Bethany.
Georgia Westmoreland will move to Crowders Creek Elementary after serving asprincipal of Larne Elementary for the past five years. She has worked in Clover for 22 years and was named the district teacher of the year in 1999.
Replacing Westmoreland at Larne will be Tony Hemingway, an assistant principal at Crowders Creek for the past two years. He previously served under Westmoreland as an assistant principal at Larne for three years.
The administrative vacancy at Bethany will likely be filled with by an internal applicant, according to the school district. An announcement is expected later this month, the district says.