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Hathcock resigns as DHS principal

The Demopolis Board of Education approved Monday the resignation of Demopolis High School Principal Blaine Hathcock.

Blaine Hathcock has resigned as principal of Demopolis High School.

Hathcock has served as the DHS principal for four years and prior to that was principal at Demopolis Middle School. According to school officials, Hathcock has accepted a position as the director of Wallace State Community College-Demopolis.

“On behalf of the Demopolis Board of Education, we are very happy for Mr. Hathcock and his family for the career opportunity presented to him,” DCSS Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said in a written statement. “As the director of a two-year college campus, Mr. Hathcock becomes one of few administrators in the state of Alabama with this title. Over the last year, Mr. Baker, the Chancellor of Alabama’s Two Year College System, has sought the best principals in the state to run his campuses. We are proud that a principal who has been serving the Demopolis community for the last eight years is amongst this company. Mr. Hathcock’s new role will continue to strengthen the dual enrollment opportunities for the students at Demopolis High School.”

Kallhoff said the system will immediately advertise the DHS principal vacancy and begin a statewide search for the next high school instructional leader.

“Ideally, a recommendation can be made in late June and the next principal can be in office in early to mid-July. Mr. Hathcock has agreed to be available as much as possible to help the new DHS principal with a smooth transition,” Kallhoff said.