The principal of Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School has been demoted in an administrative shake-up.
Brian Buchanan will serve as a secondary assistant principal at the high school and will receive a reduced salary beginning January 30. He has been replaced by former junior high head Donna Parkhurst.
Ryan Lanigan moves up to principal at the junior high from assistant principal, while Debbie Stuetz shifts from the high school to the junior high as an assistant principal.
“Brian’s a great person, great educator, very good administrator,” said Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch in discussing the change. “He’s done good things with our kids, our parents, (but) we haven’t gotten to where we wanted to.”
The issue, Lynch said, is the speed with which the state’s education reforms need to be implemented. “We haven’t seen the outcomes that we’ve been looking for. We’ve got great people across the administrative group. The leadership we’ve had wasn’t getting us to where we needed to be.”
Parkhurst said she was approached about the move two months ago and says shes excited to take on the challenge. She said it’s all about “putting the systems in place that need to be put in place there to address the reform agenda, Just organizing the people in the right place and organizing systems to make the building move.”