South Caldwell gets a new principal

Sep. 23—An emergency Caldwell County school board meeting was held Thursday morning where the Board of Education approved a recommendation from Superintendent Don Phipps to place Rob Bliss as principal at South Caldwell High School effective Monday, Sept. 27

Bliss replaces Phillip Little, though no details were given as to why. Board members went into closed session to discuss the replacement.

Phipps said, "Phillip Little will take on another position in the school system. We want to thank him for his work and his continued service."

Little began his employment at South Caldwell on July 1, 2020 and previously, he served as principal at Avery County High School. His duties and responsibilities in the Caldwell County Schools will be redefined and announced later, according to a press release issued by Caldwell County Schools.

Rob Bliss returns to South Caldwell High School after serving as interim principal from October 2019 through June 30, 2020, a position he accepted that brought him out of retirement. Previously, Bliss served five years as principal at Maiden High School in Catawba County, in addition to being an assistant principal, coach, and teacher in his educational career, the press release states.

Upon completion of his interim position at South Caldwell, he re-entered the classroom as a history teacher and head boys' varsity basketball coach at Bandys High School.

Bliss returns to South Caldwell High School on an administrative contract that expires June 30, 2024, the document states.

Reporter Candice Simmons can be reached at (828)610-8721

Reporter Candice Simmons can be reached at (828)610-8721