(ROSMAN, NC) At their meeting on Monday, March 20, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved several staff changes, including two key leadership assignments.
Audrey Reneau has been named the new principal for T.C. Henderson School of Science and Technology for the 2017-18 school year. Interim principal Cathy Credle will continue through the end of the current school year. Mrs. Reneau is set to assume her new role on June 26, 2017.
Since 2013, Reneau has served as Director of Elementary Education, Title I, and AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) Programs for Transylvania County Schools.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff McDaris praised her as an accomplished leader and passionate educator.
“Audrey Reneau is a well-known and established leader in our region, and she brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and vision to the school. As Director of Elementary Education, Audrey has worked with our teachers, schools, and community to chart a course of excellence and positive learning for our students.”
Before coming to Transylvania County Schools, Reneau earned recognition as Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year at Clear Creek Elementary in Henderson County Public Schools.
“Her passion has always been to work closest to the classroom for educating our children,” added McDaris. “Thanks to the strong leadership of interim principal Cathy Credle, T.C. Henderson is engaging students and our community in wonderful ways, and we will continue this exciting direction with Mrs. Reneau.”
Also on Monday night, Matthew Stack was announced as the new head football coach for Rosman High School. His role with Transylvania County Schools will begin effective April 24, 2017.
Stack has been a football coach, baseball coach, and teacher for nine years in Physical Education and English. Graduating from Clemson University with a degree in sports management, he played both football and baseball during a collegiate career that included years at Erskine College and Gardner-Webb University.
Principal Jason Ormsby offered warm words to announce the new coach.
“We welcome Coach Stack to the Rosman Tiger family. He brings a great work ethic, positive attitude, and the tools to build a winning program. His attention to detail and willingness to build relationships will bring a championship mentality to the football program and Rosman community.”
Having taught and coached at high schools across central and eastern North Carolina, Stack is taking his first coaching assignment in the mountains at Rosman. He has served most recently as head football coach and strength and conditioning coach with the Fighting Phoenix of McMichael High School in Rockingham County Schools.
Stack’s leadership and coaching philosophy is one of positive relationships and teamwork.
“While attending college, I played both football and baseball which taught me teamwork, dedication, and leadership skills. Helping young people during those years has made me realize that I wanted to help young people create a path for success in their lives.”
His vision for leading the Rosman Tigers football team includes a variety of activities to spur player engagement and community involvement, from a 12-month power building program to Tuesday night tailgates and “All In” meetings to create a family atmosphere for the program.
“In the classroom, I am a coach. On the field, I am a teacher. Teaching in a variety of areas, I have found that positive relationships create great teachers in the classroom for our children.”
Stack will meet Rosman Tigers football players for the first time on Thursday, March 23. On Friday, March 31, Rosman will host a “Meet the Coach” event at Silversteen Stadium, starting at 5:30 p.m. Hot dogs and beverages will be available.