Bobby Fryar, principal at Early Elementary School, was named principal for the high school at a special called meeting of the board of trustees on Thursday.

Fryar came to Early in 2003 as the high schoolís dean of students, and has been the elementary school principal since 2004. He was offered a two-year, 207-day-a-year contract.

He replaces Wes Beck, the high school principal since 2003, who has resigned to become assistant superintendent at Shamrock, a 1A school in the Texas Panhandle.

Fryar said he is looking forward to the change.

A native of Coahoma in West Texas, Fryar earned his bachelorís degree at Angelo State University, where he played basketball for the Rams. He received his masterís degree at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Prior to coming to Early, Fryar had been in school administration for five years and had served at both Sweetwater Middle School and High School and was the campus administrator at Robert Lee. Early Elementary School was his second principalís position and the high school appointment will be his third.

The board approved four other faculty or teaching appointments at the Tuesday meeting. Those include:

V. Dianne Fowler, currently from Pleasanton, as the LIFT program teacher, replacing Lisa Beck; Judy Day, from May, as the primary school counselor; Mary Ceniceros, who has been teaching Spanish at Brownwood High School, as the Spanish teacher at Early High School; Patt Tate has entered at employment agreement and will work, part-time, as the Early Middle School Title I teacher.