By Carla Branch
The search for a new principal at T. C. Williams High School is over. Bill Clendaniel, the school’s interim principal, has agreed to stay on, at least for the next three years.
Dr. Morton Sherman, superintendent of the Alexandria City Public School system, announced the decision to the staff at T. C. late Wednesday. Clendaniel came to T. C. in July, expecting to be there for 30 to 45 days while the search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Mel Riddile took place. Riddile left in June to accept a position with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. After interviewing several candidates in August, Sherman asked Clendaniel to remain for the duration of the 2008-09 school year. Clendaniel agreed. Now, he will be the principal through the 2010-11 school year.
Before coming to T. C. Williams, Clendaniel spent ten years as the principal at Langley High School in Fairfax County. Prior to that, he was an administrator at West Potomac High School, which has a student population with demographics similar to T. C. He retired from Fairfax County school system in June.