JULY 23 - Four principals in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have accepted transfers and will be working at new schools when the school year opens in August.
Ingrid Medlock will be the principal of Northwest Middle School; Debbie Hampton will be the principal of Griffith Elementary School; Angie Choplin will be the principal of Lewisville Elementary School; and Rusty Hall will be the principal of Old Town Elementary School.
Medlock has been principal of Hill Middle School since 2009. She is replacing Sharon Richardson, who retired.
Medlock has worked as a principal at Durham Nativity School and Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem. She has also been an assistant principal at Kennedy Learning Center and taught at Mineral Springs Elementary School and in the Houston Independent School District. She was part of the team that worked on the WS/FCS’ first federal magnet schools grant application that resulted in the start of the school system’s magnet schools program.
Medlock earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Hampton is moving to Griffith after serving as the principal at Lewisville since 2007. She is replacing Carolyn Parker, who retired.
Before coming to WS/FCS, Hampton spent much of her career in Davidson County Schools. She was principal of Fair Grove and Pilot elementary schools and assistant principal of Central Davidson Middle School. She was the Davidson County Principal of the Year in 2003. Hampton also taught at Ledford Middle School and Troy Middle School in Montgomery County Schools.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree in reading education and certification in administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Choplin will move to Lewisville after three years as the principal of Old Town Elementary School. She was also the principal of Fall Creek Elementary School in East Bend for six years.
Choplin began her career in 1992 as an exceptional children’s teacher in Surry County. She also taught in Yadkin County and at Jefferson Elementary in WS/FCS. Her administrative experience includes stints as the director of exceptional children in Stokes County and assistant principal of Yadkinville Elementary.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in language and literacy from Salem College and an educational specialist degree in school administration from Appalachian State University.
Hall started at Old Town this month after working as the principal of Rural Hall Elementary since 2009.
Hall came to Rural Hall from Nancy Reynolds Elementary, where he was named the 2009 Stokes County Principal of the Year.
Hall was principal of Nancy Reynolds for three years. He also has worked as an assistant principal at West Stokes High and a math and science teacher at North Davidson Middle.
He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University.