Brunswick school board shifts principals; holds off on decision on SBHS leader

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BrunswickCSBrunswick County students may seem some new faces in the front office next school year.

As it prepares for the 2015-16 academic year, the board of education recently approved several administrative transfers for county elementary, middle and high schools.

Missing from that personnel list was Dr. Vicky Snyder, current principal of South Brunswick High School, who announced, amid some outcry from her supporters, that she would not fight a decision by Superintendent Les Tubb to transfer her elsewhere.

“After graduation, I too will be transitioning into the next phase of my life. I have personally reached the decision that my contributions to the students in Brunswick County will be better served in a new assignment…It is very important for those who have so graciously supported me over the past two weeks to understand that this is my decision, not one that has been forced upon me,” Snyder wrote in an email to South Brunswick staff and parents.

Although my recent conversation with Mr. Tubb was difficult, I am thankful for his honesty. Discussions about my new assignment are underway and I am excited to continue my work in Brunswick County.”

That “new assignment” has yet to be decided by the board, but other changes are underway in the southern portion of the county.

Southport Elementary School principal Randy Horne will move over to Virginia Williamson Elementary, supported by assistant principal Lisa Barnes, who currently serves in that capacity at Shallotte Middle. Horne will be replaced by Beverly Eury, an assistant principal at the school.

In the Leland area, Belville Elementary leader Kelly Andrews will move over to take the helm at Bolivial Elementary. Larry Cunningham, who is currently an assistant principal at North Brunswick High will move into the same position at Leland Middle. And Virginia Williamson assistant principal Amy Callahan is headed to North Brunswick High School to act in the same capacity there.

Union Elementary assistant principal Marie Laboy will become head administrator at Shallotte Middle.

The school board plans to finalize all personnel shifts for the district by next month.