Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Former Richmond coach Daryl Barnes gets NCHSAA post

CHAPEL HILL— Allison Sholar, superintendent of the Pender County schools, will serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Daryl Barnes, principal of the new Wheatmore High School in Randolph County and former Richmond Senior High football coach , has been named vice-president. Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools, will serve again in the role as immediate past president since Dr. Bill Harrison, who served as president
during most of the 2008-2009 school year, has retired.

Born in Asheboro and a 1983 graduate of Elon College, Allison taught high school English for five years before moving into
administration. At the high school level she has been a principal at Manteo, Currituck and First Flight High Schools and was named Principal of the Year in both Currituck County and Dare County.

She has been a member of the NCHSAA Board since 2005. New Board members were recommended by the NCHSAA's Nominating Committee, based on the requirements of the Association's constitution and by-laws. The member schools at eight regional meetings select nominees for consideration across the state, then from among those nominees individuals are selected by the Nominating Committee to fill the available slots. They are approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting.

The new Board members nominated were either filling vacancies produced by members going off the Board due to completion of their terms or those who are off due to retirement or leaving public school work.

They include from Region 1, Dwayne Stallings, superintendent of Perquimans County schools; from Region 1, Herman Little, athletic director,Northeastern High School (Class 2-A, Region 1, athletic director); from Region 3, Shelly Marsh, deputy superintendent, Johnston County schools (Class 4-A, Region 3, athletic director); Ernie Purnsley, athletic director,
Pinecrest High School (Class 4-A, Region 4, athletic director); Bill Miller, superintendent, Polk County schools (superintendent, Class 1-A, Region 8). Re-nominated to a full term were Rexanna Lowman, principal of East Burke High School (Class 4-A, Region 7), and Page Carver, principal of Ashbrook High School (Class 4-A, Region 6).