By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post
Wilson Central High School Principal Darian Brown has resigned that position and will be returning to the classroom at a local middle school within the Wilson County School System after serving as principal for nearly two years.
I just really wanted the opportunity to get back to working with kids in the classroom, Brown said.
A teacher for 16 years, Brown said he felt disconnected from the students as a principal and said he would prefer to be able to work with them in the classroom to make a difference in their lives. Brown took the WCHS principal position in January 2010.
Director of Schools Mike Davis said the position has been advertised on the county schools website for the past 10 days and they are reviewing numerous applications.
Davis said applications have come in from all over the state and said an applicant was interviewed from Knoxville Thursday morning. When you put it online like this, you get applications from all over, he said.
While plans are not finalized, Davis said Brown will be filling a teaching vacancy at one of the countys middle schools. Brown said he is to take a position at West Wilson Middle School.
What I know so far, Ill be a reading coach for the spring semester, Brown said of his position at West Wilson.
During the Christmas break period, Davis said applicants should be able to interview with everyone being out of school. He is expecting to fill the position before the teachers and students return to school on January. Davis said students return to school on Jan. 4.
I am confident we will have someone by that date, Davis said.
Brown was elevated to the principal job at WCHS upon the resignation of former principal Travis Mayfield, who took an assistant principal position in Williamson County.
Prior to coming to WCHS, Brown had been a teacher / coach at Lebanon High where he took the Devilettes basketball team to the TSSAA Sectional (substate) game his last year.
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