By DELANIA TRIGG, City Editor
Gainesville Daily Register
Gainesville High School Principal Gene Suttle — who in September, announced his intention to retire in January — may be stepping down a little earlier than expected, GISD Superintendent Bill Gravitt said Saturday.
However, Gravitt said Suttle has no immediate plans to leave the district.
“We found somebody for the high school (principal position). Mr. Suttle is still going to be around and doing some things for the school on a temporary basis until he finishes out his contract,” Gravitt noted.
Gravitt said Suttle could be leaving the district as early as Nov. 20.
“It’s entirely up to him,” he said.
Taking Suttle’s place at GHS will be Lee Intermediate School Principal Jim Watson.
Lee Assistant Principal Sid Brannan will become principal at the intermediate school, Gravitt added.
Suttle was hired by Gainesville Independent School District in May 2008 after serving as principal of Northwest High School near Roanoke.
While principal of GHS, Suttle’s school attained a recognized rating which was announced this summer, after years of being ranked academically acceptable by the Texas Education Agency. Suttle credited students and teachers for their hard work after TEA announced its ratings during the summer.