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Three local educators apply for principal job
Franklin-Fisher
Franklin Fisher

Three local educators are among six candidates who have applied for the executive principal position at Warren County High School to replace James Bennett, who is retiring.
Franklin Fisher, Jeff Martin and Sandy Dawes, all currently with the Warren County School System, have submitted applications, according to human resources director Roy Pierce.
In addition, three people who are not working locally have applied. They are Amanda Lance, Arthor Politz and Paul Parker.
The executive principal position was supposed to remain posted until April 15. However, Pierce says the deadline has been extended to April 29. He says at that time a committee of five or six people will evaluate all the candidates and determine who to interview.
“We have some good folks who have applied,” said Pierce. “And I think they will all make good administrators, if not with this position then somewhere else.”
Jeff Martin is already an administrator at WCHS, serving as principal of the Ninth Grade Academy. He has worked at WCHS for 16 years and has 29 years teaching experience.
Franklin Fisher is a world history teacher at WCHS where he has worked for 25 of his 27 years in teaching. He is also volleyball coach.
Sandy Dawes is currently at Warren Academy where she has taught for eight of her nine years in education. In May, Dawes will earn her doctorate degree and says she is determined to become a school principal, either locally or outside the county.
Amanda Lance has taught in the local school system before, according to Pierce, and is moving back into the area from Knoxville.
Paul Parker is currently a retired educator who spent 33 years working in the Chattanooga area.
Arthur Politz is also retired. He has spent 29 years in education and served as an elementary school principal from 1997-2005.
“It’s going to come down to who we think will be the best fit for the job,” said Pierce.
A selection committee will interview the finalists. That committee is expected to consist of Director of Schools Dr. Jerry Hale, Pierce, Bobby Cox, a School Board member, and at least one retired teacher.