By Kim Walter -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective July 1, Jesse Dingle will be the principal of John Handley High School in Winchester.
The position became available following Doug Joyner's resignation in order to fill an instructional position within the division, according to a press release sent out by Winchester Public Schools.
Dingle has spent the past 15 years in school administration and was an educator in North Carolina for 27 years. He was the principal at Chapel Hill High School for three years.
According to the release, Dingle has traveled to Japan, Korea and Brazil with educational administrator programs. These opportunities provided him with "a unique perspective in our educational efforts to better prepare students to be global citizens."
Dingle also spent four years working with the National School Leaders Network, whose mission is to "renew, support and sustain school leaders in their efforts to increase student achievement."
In the release, Dingle commented on his new position, saying, "The rich academic, cultural and performing arts, athletic, and community spirit makes Handley High School the opportunity of a lifetime."
Superintendent Ricky Leonard commented that Dingle's "experiences with a richly diverse student population and his international experiences can only enhance the Handley school experience for all students."