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Wilson Excited About White County Position

Greg Wilson could have never imagined being Principal at White County School as he walked through graduation in 1985.

“I was speaking to some classmates online, I would have never thought that I could come back and be in the place of Mr. Charles Dycus, who was our principal,” Wilson said. “One of the things that never crossed my mind.”

Now, Wilson will follow Dycus as new principal at White County High School. The School Board approved his appointment Thursday.

“It’s been a circle, I guess, a complete circle, having grown up in Sparta and attended White County high school and left and went to college,” Wilson said. “And now to return to my alma mater as principal. It’s really special.”

Wilson takes over for Grant Swallows who left earlier this month to serve as Warren County’s Director Of Schools. Wilson has served as Upperman Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for the last three years.

“I’m leaving a wonderful bunch of people behind at Upperman,” Wilson said. “They have accepted me and my wife into the community and our student body is outstanding there. It’s a little bittersweet, but I’m ready for the new opportunity and the challenge.”

Wilson said he will get to work immediately with staff on a vision and plan for the new year. He said a lot of work lies ahead to prepare for the fall opening.