Fuhrey promoted; Cher named Eastside principal
Samantha Fuhrey was chosen Tuesday night to take over the position of Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, which is being vacated by Ken Proctor in April.
The board of education approved the move, but board Chairman Eddie Johnson and District 4 member Almond Turner were concerned that the position was not advertised.
Superintendent Gary Mathews explained that promotions such as this (Fuhrey currently works alongside Proctor and is familiar with the position and requirements) are not against the school system’s policy and are, in fact, quite commonplace.
The board also voted to promote two assistant principals to principals in the coming school year.
When longtime principal G.W. Davis retires from Mansfield Elementary this year, current AP Lynne Dinardo has been named to step into the position. Similarly, at Eastside High School, current principal Dennis Roddenberry has announced his plan to retire at the end of this year and AP Jeffrey Cher will be the successor.