Mary Smalling, principal at Hardin Park School, has been named Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year for 2014-15. Her selection was announced in a surprise visit to Hardin Park Thursday morning by WCS Superintendent Dr. David Fonseca, Human Resources Director Dr. Stephen Martin, and other representatives of the Watauga County Schools central office. Several hundred students in the gymnasium for the occasion clapped and screamed their approval as the announcement was made.
Smalling responded to the honor by telling the assembled students and school personnel