Provided by Lincoln County Schools
Lincoln County School District Superintendent Tom Rinearson announces administrative changes that will have a positive impact on Taft High 7-12 in Lincoln City, Newport Intermediate/Isaac Newton Magnet School, as well as other schools district-wide.
“I am pleased to announce these changes,” Rinearson said. “We have a strong team of administrators who are dedicated to our students. The changes in roles and duties will allow these administrators to bring their best to our students and teaching staff at these two schools, as well as district-wide.”
Majalise Tolan, who has been principal at Newport Intermediate/Isaac Newton since the spring of 2010, has been named principal at Taft High. She has strong connections to the Lincoln City community, stemming from the time she was assistant principal at Taft High, July 2008 until her transfer to Newport in 2010.
Tiana Tucker, who has been assistant principal at Taft High since July 2011, will take over the top role at Newport Intermediate/Isaac Newton. Tucker joined Lincoln County School District in 2006 as a language arts teacher at Newport High School. She advanced into the role of associate principal at NIS/INMS in July 2010 before transferring to Taft as assistant principal the following year. One of her strengths is in understanding and sharing her knowledge about the latest in curriculum and instruction for the school district, Rinearson says.
Scott Reed, who is the current principal at Taft High 7-12, began his service at the school as assistant principal during the 2007-08 school year. He has held the top position since July 2008. During the coming school year, Reed will oversee the school district’s Alternative Education Environments program and focus on school improvement across the district.
“Scott is extremely knowledgeable in positive behavior interventions and alternative education, and will help institute these approaches into our other schools,” Rinearson says. “It is unfortunate that my decision to make these administrative changes comes at the same time that there is some community controversy about a plaque that was stolen, but my decision is totally unrelated to that matter.”
Ryan Hawkins will remain at Taft High 7-12 as assistant principal, a role he has held since July 2011. No decision has been made as to the vacancy created by Tiana Tucker’s transfer from the school.