Brian Creasman, an assistant principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, has been named the interim principal at the school for the remainder of this school year.
Creasman replaces Michael Talley, who is retiring from Vance County Schools.
The Vance County Board of Education at its November meeting accepted the retirement of Talley, effective December 31, 2006.
Creasman will become interim principal on January 1, 2007.
Creasman is in his third school year as an assistant principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School. He has been a part of a strong administrative team led by Talley. Other assistant principals at Eaton-Johnson include Jae Joyner, Ruth Randolph and Willie Fuller.
Under Talley’s leadership, Eaton-Johnson Middle School has made great strides in student performance. Students’ scores on end-of-grade testing have increased each year in the areas of reading and mathematics. Teacher turnover each year also has gradually decreased bringing more stability to the classroom. This is the fourth school year during which Talley has served as principal at Eaton-Johnson. Before taking the principal’s position, he was an assistant principal at Northern Vance High School.
Creasman joined Vance County Schools in December of 2004 as an assistant principal at Eaton-Johnson. He came to Vance County from Orange County Schools.