Harris named interim principal

Admin changes in the wake of Dixon's resignation

August 24, 2022

Madison County High School Assistant Principal Jonathan Harris was named interim principal for MCHS Monday night following Principal Jamie Dixon’s resignation. Both personnel changes were approved at the Madison County Board of Education called meeting. 

In an email to the high school faculty, Dixon cited his elderly mother’s disease as his reason for leaving. According to Dixon, he is resigning to take on the full-time responsibility of being her caretaker. 

Dixon was hired as principal following former Principal George Bullock’s transition to curriculum director for the county at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Though he was with us only briefly, Dixon made a memorable impression on the staff and student body. From resurrecting MCTV, to initiating the shift to 7-period days, to causing quite a bit of tension with the dress code, Dixon certainly left his mark on MCHS. 

Harris was hired around the same time as Dixon, and even though he is not as loud, he has made his presence known. He is our AP who graciously leads PBIS and directs car rider traffic, and he likely has the best shoes out of any admin. He will serve as interim (temporary) principal for the rest of this year until the B.O.E. hires a new principal for the following school year. 

Our school leaders, from our superintendent to our building administrators, have made it clear that supporting students and staff is their primary focus, so we do not doubt that MCHS will continue on as usual. We wish Dixon the best of luck with his future endeavors, and we are excited to see how Harris is going to continue to lead us through the school year.

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