Leadership change set for DCHS

Published 10:46 pm Thursday, May 31, 2012

When Dallas County High School students return from the summer break, they’ll be welcomed by a new principal.

Don Ingram will no longer serve as principal for Dallas County High School.

Dallas County Schools superintendent Dr. Fannie Major-McKenzie wouldn’t give a reason for the move, but said Ingram will remain in the school system.

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“The board voted at the last meeting in May,” McKenzie said. “At this point, all I can say is that he is being transferred.”

McKenzie said the school system will begin looking for someone to fill the position left behind by Ingram in the coming weeks, and added that the new principal doesn’t necessarily have to come from within Dallas County Schools.

“We will begin the process of advertising and interviewing within the next few weeks,” McKenzie said. “We advertise and we look at the applications we receive and select those that we feel we want to interview, not necessarily outside, not necessarily inside. We look at the applications and determine the ones we feel might be a match, then we interview and select from that.”

McKenzie said she believes the principal position will “absolutely” be filled before the start of next school year.