Thomas Hunter Middle School’s administration is now set for the coming school year.
At its May meeting, the Mathews County School Board approved the appointment of assistant principal Laurel Byrd to replace retiring principal Mike Comer. This week, the board made its selection to replace Byrd.
Amy Hauser, who is media specialist for Mathews High School and THMS, was named assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year during Tuesday’s school board meeting, which was held in the MHS library.
Hauser has worked for a dozen years in Mathews County Public Schools, the last three as media specialist at MHS and THMS. She began with Mathews working as the media specialist at Lee-Jackson Elementary School, before becoming the division’s gifted education coordinator.
She also took a leave of absence from Mathews in order to pursue her EdM in human development and psychology from Harvard University. She also received her EdS degree with a doctorate in leadership, foundations and social policy from the Curry School of Graduate Education at the University of Virginia, a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree from Randolph College.
Working in the classroom has been Hauser’s lifelong career goal, and she said she has the utmost regard for her colleagues here in Mathews. "The teachers here … are the most awesome people I could ever be working with," she said.