Cros-Lex hires new middle school principal

A former teacher in the Cros-Lex school district is coming back to the district as the new Middle School principal. Bethany Davis was a language arts teacher for 10 years at Cros-Lex Middle School. For the past five years she has been principal of Central Middle School in Port Huron. Al Broughton, Interim Business Manager, says Davis will begin her new duties on Monday, November 7th. She replaces Mark Benson, who was one of three principals whose resignations last spring were the source of much controversy in the school district. Mike Distelrath, a retired Marlette school administrator, has been filling the position since September. Meanwhile, Broughton says a new high school principal is expected to be named next Tuesday evening, following interviews at a special board meeting.