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Pontotoc City Schools Hire New Principals

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WCBI) – Pontotoc City Schools name two new principals.

Current New Site High School principal Paul Henry will be principal at Pontotoc High School. The new Pontotoc Middle School principal will be Gwyn Russell, the current special education director in Pontotoc. Avence Pittman, Jr. will be the new Pontotoc High School assistant principal. Pittman is currently the assistant principal at Starkville High.

According to Superintendent Karen Tutor, the decisions were announced at Monday’s school board meeting. Tutor says they are also close to naming a new elementary school principal.

The three principal spots were left vacant when Tupelo school district officials hired Eddie Moore, Mitzi Moore and Chad Chism in late April. Henry, Pittman and Russell will begin their new positions July first.