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Principals prepare for new schools

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Administrators in a few Lincoln County schools will be getting used to some changes in scenery as the school year gets under way this fall.
One faculty member accepted a higher position at another establishment, and all three others will be adjusting to different staff and students at their new schools this fall.
One of the principals, Melanie Huss, said she hopes to bring unique ideas to her new school and foster a learning atmosphere for the students, while focusing on parental involvement and increasing reading proficiency levels.
Huss will be Kiser Intermediate School’s new leader, filling previous principal Kirby Oldham’s slot after his June retirement. Huss was the principal at East Lincoln Middle prior to accepting her new job.
She plans on carrying over some of the tools she learned at ELMS to Kiser Intermediate, including staying focused on students and what their needs are.
“My goal is to build a community of learners,” Huss told the Times-News on Thursday. “I have a very collaborative personality, and love working with teachers, parents and the kids.”
Taking Huss’ place at East Lincoln Middle is Russell “Rusty” Saine – former principal of North Brook Elementary.
Filling Saine’s shoes is Tim Beam, who will be taking on a new role in the upcoming school year as he leaves his assistant principal job at North Lincoln Middle behind to start his first principal position of his career. Beam was also a music instructor at Iron Station Elementary from 2004-2008.
In addition to his latest endeavor at NLMS, he serves as interim children’s minister at his church in Shelby.

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