Superintendent Dr. Lane Ledbetter announced at the July 19 School Board meeting that Charlie Liles had been named as the new Assistant Principal at Carroll Middle School. Liles joined the CMS team from the Carroll High School campus where he has served the last nine years as a biology teacher and also the Assistant Coach for the varsity softball team.
“Mr. Liles is passionate about serving students and supporting teachers, and we are so excited to bring him on board at Carroll Middle School,” says Stephanie Mangels, Carroll Middle School Principal.
Liles earned his bachelor’s in biology from Hardin-Simmons University, where he also played NCAA Division III Football. He earned his master’s in educational administration from Texas A&M-Commerce.
“One of my favorite things about teaching is the ability to build relationships with my students,” says Liles. “Being an AP will allow me to continue this, but I will also have the privilege of doing this with not only the teachers in the building, but all the other staff in the building as well.”
Liles’ experience includes almost a decade teaching and coaching in Carroll ISD, three years teaching and coaching in Carrollton-Farmers Branch and four years teaching and coaching in Tolar ISD. During his years in Carroll ISD, Liles participated in the District Leadership Team and the Emerging Leaders Program.
“I believe the foundation of a successful school is the relationships that take place in the building. It’s not always an easy process, but it is vital for the success of not only the students, but the staff as well,” says Liles. “I know not every day will be rainbows and unicorns, but If I take the time to make connections within the building, this upcoming year will be the best one yet.”