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West Side Elementary Principal loses fight for his job

An Elizabethton principal's battle to keep his job may soon end and he says he's not happy with the outcome.

Despite parents' objection West Side Elementary principal Doug Mitchell will be reassigned to T.A. Dugger Middle School as a teacher -- effective June 11th.

Parents have stood in support of Mitchell ever since Superintendent Ed Alexander made it clear he wanted Mitchell to go.

Mitchell says the new move will set things back.

"I'll have to accept this position. Is it where I want to be? No it's not. Does it look like a position that I would be able to grow in and have a positive impact on students. That answer is also no. Growing and impacting would be moving up not moving back," said Principal Doug Mitchell.

The next school board meeting will happen on may 15th, where Superintendent Ed Alexander will make his official decision.

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