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Carroll County Schools Names Interim Principal for Central Elementary School

Aug 15 2017

The Carroll County Board of Education accepted a request for retirement from Central Elementary School Principal, Tony Childers, at the August 14 Board Meeting. Mr. Childers’ retirement will be effective as of August 31, 2017.

Mr. Childers began his career in education nearly 30 years ago as a high school science teacher in Florida. He joined the Carroll County Schools’ family in 1989, and has served as Principal of Central Elementary School for the past 13 years.

“My goal throughout my career as an educator has always been to give students the very best opportunities for learning. As an educator for nearly 30 years and as a school principal for over 16 years, it is very rewarding to see that leading a school with a positive climate truly makes a difference for the students,” said Mr. Childers.

“Mr. Childers’ leadership has been very instrumental in the success of Central Elementary School,” said Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools. “We appreciate the tremendous job he has done for the students in Carroll County, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Matt Huckeba, Central Elementary School Assistant Principal, will assume the role of Interim Principal, beginning September 1, 2017. Mr. Huckeba is a long-time resident of Carroll County and a graduate of Central High School. He has served alongside Mr. Childers for 3 years.

Mr. Huckeba stated, “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve Carroll County Schools, specifically the Central Cluster, in this capacity.  I've had the privilege to be an educator in Carroll County for 13 years, but Central has always been home to me. I attended Central from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and I'm proud to work in the same building where I received the foundation of my education. There's also something really special about working in the same school that your children attend, which I've been very fortunate to do here at CES. Mr. Childers has done an excellent job leading this school to be recognized as one of the best in this area. I am excited to continue working alongside Mrs. Wigley and the CES faculty & staff in our efforts to be a premier elementary school for all of our students. I look forward to what the future holds for this school.”

“We are confident that the transition will be seamless for everyone. Mr. Huckeba and Mrs. Wigley are deeply passionate about continuing the family environment and high academic expectations of Central Elementary,” said Mr. Cowart.