School Board names new FHS principal

Following an executive session Monday night, the Macon County Board of Education named the new principal at Franklin High School.

The board voted unanimously to select Barry Woody as the school’s principal, effective July 1, 2013 pending some final contract negotiations.

Woody currently serves as the assistant principal at FHS and was chosen after an interview committee narrowed down the applicants from about 15 to 2.

Tommy Cabe, vice-chair of the Macon County School Board, explains why he voted for Woody.

“Mr. Woody was head and shoulders above everybody else. The ones who had not been involved in the interviews hashed it out. Dr. Baldwin and Dr. Duncan were in on the interviews and since Dr. Balwin will be working with Mr. Woody, his recommendation meant a lot. After Shields was at the high school, you’re going to have to have somebody that earns the respect of those kids. I think he has done that already in the time he has been assistant principal.”

Woody will take over for Dr. Chris Baldwin who will transition to the school system superintendent July 1.