Sarah Wallace, a veteran educator of the Lincoln County School System with 34 years experience, has been named as the new principal of Lincoln County High School, according to an announcement made last week by Dr. Wanda Shelton, director of schools with the Lincoln County Department of Education.
Mrs. Wallace, who takes the position with for the 2013-14 academic year, accepted the position of leading Lincoln County High School as it enters its 34th year of serving the youth of this county. Mrs. Wallace’s educational experience encompasses both elementary and secondary levels of service.
Upon leaving the classroom, Mrs. Wallace began her administrative experience as assistant principal of Central Junior High School. From there, she would assume the role of principal of Flintville Elementary School from 1997-2005. In 2005, Mrs. Wallace embarked on a new and unique educational experience – the opening of Ninth Grade Academy. She has served in this capacity as the only principal since its inception.
A major highlight during these years was being named recipient of the Elisa Luna Award last spring. The commissioner of education presented the award to Mrs. Wallace in a ceremony in Nashville.
Mrs. Wallace has expressed how excited she is as she accepts this new position and new challenge.
“I am so thrilled over the prospects of working with the youth of this county for several more years,” she said. “The large majority of these young people were a part of our NGA family as ninth graders. Not only do I have a relationship with them but with their parents as well.”
“Mrs. Wallace loves her school, her staff, and her job,” said Shelton. “She sees LCHS as a new challenge. With her high academic standards, all of our Falcons will soar.”