By BRAD EITH
LINGLEVILLE (July 28, 2015) — Lingleivlle ISD has a new principal, but she needs no introduction at the school or in the rural Erath County community.
Lingleville ISD Superintendent Curt Haley confirmed to The Flash Tuesday that Cheryl Hudson has been promoted to principal of all grade levels in the Class A district. She replaces Nick Heupel after he left to take over as high school principal at Santo following Mike Scott’s defection to Erath Excels! charter district, where he is superintendent.
The dominos fell right in Hudson’s favor.
“Mrs. Hudson has natural leadership abilities such as the right demeanor and intellect to lead others,” said Haley. I’ve noticed that about her in her seven or eight years as a teacher, and Mr. Heupel noticed it while he was here.”
Haley said he has spoken with Hudson about leadership responsibilities before.
“When he left, he had conversations with her about her moving up into that roll, and finally her and I talked about it and she believes she’s ready now,” Haley said.
Hudson has a master’s degree in curriculum instruction from Tarleton State University.
“She’s just a great person, cares about the kids and already knows Lingleville and the needs of our students first hand,” Haley said. “I believe all that adds up to make her a perfect fit.”