Tamara Presnell - EYMS Principal

Post date: Dec 17, 2015 4:40:44 PM

New Principal for East Yancey Middle School

The placement of Angie Anglin as the new Yancey County Schools Exceptional Children / Accountability Director resulted in a vacancy of the principal position at East Yancey Middle School.

Hoping to provide a smooth transition while the students are out for the holidays, Dr. Tony Tipton and the School Board moved quickly in posting the vacancy and filling this position. At a special personnel meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the YCBOE approved East Yancey Assistant Principal Tamara Presnell as the new Principal for East Yancey Middle School.

According to Superintendent Dr. Tipton, “Anytime you have to replace an administrator mid-year it’s challenging, however, knowing we had several qualified staff within our system we felt confident in filling this position prior to the holiday break.” Tipton added, “We are very excited to have Ms. Presnell in this new role and look forward to working with her at East Yancey.”

With the advancement of Ms. Presnell from the AP position to the principal, it has created a vacancy at East Yancey that is now posted and will be filled in early January.

Presnell brings 17.5 years of experience with Yancey County Schools to her new position. Presnell began her career as a teacher assistant at Bald Creek Elementary in 1998, moving into a teaching position after only one year. After eleven years at Bald Creek, Presnell transferred to East Yancey Middle as a English/Language Arts teacher in 2010. After two years in the classroom at East Yancey, Presnell moved into the role of Assistant Principal for 3 ½ years.

Of her new role Presnell stated, “East Yancey is a school with a strong reputation for building a climate of high expectations for student success. I hold with high regard the belief that all students deserve both an effective teacher and an effective leader. Both of these are cultivated in a climate of support and security, which is evident at East Yancey.” Presnell added, “I look forward to the continued growth and success of the East Yancey family.”