WHS principal may be out

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By Bryan Marshall

Williamstown High School may be without a principal.

Misty Buchanan is rumored to no longer to be principal at the school, which has about 450 students.

Buchanan, who lives in Carrollton, was in her second year at the school.

Superintendent Sally Skinner would not comment about Buchanan’s status with the district.

It is unclear if Buchanan may have been reassigned, fired or she resigned on her own.

“It’s a personnel issue,” Skinner said. “Due to the confidentiality, I’m not really at liberty to discuss it.”

Students were reportedly told March 26, the day before the district’s spring break began, that Buchanan would not be in school that day and they would learn more when they returned to classes after the break.

Buchanan did not return messages left at her office and at her home although she did appear to be cleaning out her office March 29.

Buchanan was the first female to lead Williamstown as principal.

The Jeffersonville, Ind. native was one of 11 candidates interviewed by the high school’s site-based decision making council.

Before coming to Williamstown, Buchanan spent 10 years at Carroll County High School, where she first taught science and social studies, then became an instructional coach.

“Having been in a small school district with the middle and high school together in one building, I know that I’ve got to build relationships with the students, staff and community,” she said after being hired.

Skinner would not comment on if a replacement has been named either on an interim or permanent basis.

“Things will progress as they progress, but I’m not at liberty to discuss them right now,” she said.