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Crumley is DCHS principal
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A new principal has been proposed for Dawson County High School.

He is Richard Crumley, who will assume the position, was approved by the board of education at last nights work session. If approved, Crumley will begin his work in Dawson on July 1.

It will be new school superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs first staff personnel recommendation to the board.

Hes a great candidate, Gibbs said. Hes going to do a good job for us, and hes going to do whats right for the kids at Dawson County High School.

Crumley, a native of Jackson County, served for 23 years in the Jackson County School System. He served as a physical education teacher and basketball coach in various roles throughout the school system. He then went on to become the assistant principal, athletic director and assistant athletic director at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. He is now assistant principal at North Hall High School.

I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to become part of the Dawson County family, Crumley said. There is a great sense of community and pride, and I couldnt be more excited to be part of that.

Crumley is replacing Dr. Jute Wilson, who resigned after being named school superintendent in Lamar County.

Gibbs said the school board office received more than 40 applicants for the position. Finding the right fit for DCHS was important to Gibbs. To help him find that right person, Gibbs composed a group of teachers, the assistant superintendents as well as a couple of members of the community to assist in the application process.

He fits the community, Gibbs said.