TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County Schools has seen a year of change, including at the top of the food chain.
Chris Stacy took the oath of office as superintendent of Tazewell County Schools from Circuit Judge Jack S. Hurley Jr. in a small ceremony June 21. Stacy, who is currently deputy superintendent of schools for the county, will take the top spot July 1 with a four year contract and a $136,000 salary.
Stacy, a Graham High School graduate and Virginia Tech alumni, succeeds George Brown, who held the job for three years before announcing his retirement effective June 30.
Deidra Hill will take Stacy’s old job as deputy superintendent, moving up from director of human resources. Sarah Taylor, who is currently assistant principal at Richlands High School will move into the director of human resources post.
James McGee moves from Tazewell High as principal into the central office as director of secondary education. Jerry Smith will succeed McGee as principal after serving as assistant principal at Tazewell Middle School.
Glayde Brown, the former principal at Richlands Middle School, is now at the central office as director of middle school education. Sabrina Holmes moves up one notch to principal at Richlands Middle and Jennifer McGee transfers from assistant principal at Tazewell Elementary to Richlands Middle as Holmes’s assistant.
Chad Brown will take over as principal at Tazewell Middle from Charity Hurst who moves to Richlands High as assistant principal. Derrick Smith, a teacher at Richlands will move to Tazewell Middle School with a promotion to assistant principal.
Lee Salyers takes the top job at Graham Middle School with Joanne Young moving from assistant principal at Graham Middle to assistant principal at Graham High. Stacy and the school board will fill a few more vacancies before the start of school in August.