Stivers leaving HCMS for Shelby County

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By Cindy DiFazio

Staff writer/photographer

When Henry County Middle School students return to school this fall, at least one familiar face won’t be there.

Vice-Principal Lorri Stivers resigned this week, and will assume the role of principal at West Middle School in Shelby County.

Stivers resides in Shelby County with husband J.T. and two sons Ryan and Will.

She was a middle school student achievement advocate for Shelby County Public Schools in 2002, and her sons attend Simpsonville Elementary School. “My boys are glad to have mommy home,” she said in a press release issued by Sheby County Public Schools.

Stivers taught English at HCMS before taking on the job as second in command for six years.

“She did an awesome job,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said.

Abrams said the board and staff will miss Stivers, but wished her well. “She is very deserving of a principal position,” he said. “She has been an outstanding instructional leader.”

Abrams said the vice-principal position has been posted and the district expects to receive good applications.

“We hope to make our decision mid to late July,” he said.

Stivers began her career at Lloyd Memorial High School in 1996 where she taught English, psychology and journalism. She is a graduate of Cumberland College and the University of Louisville.


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