By Chris Edwards
SPURGER – At its regular monthly meeting of the Spurger ISD Board of Trustees in June, the SISD board voted to appoint Michael Hatton as the new principal for the junior high and high school campus.
Hatton, who most recently served as an administrator in Kountze ISD, and Lumberton ISD before that, was born and raised in Spurger, and graduated Spurger High School.
Hatton has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Lamar University. He replaces his wife, Amanda, in the new position. Amanda Hatton accepted a position with the Region 5 Education Service Center as a program coordinator.
Prior to serving as an administrator, Hatton taught and coached at the middle and high school levels in Spurger, Jasper and Silsbee.
“I am very excited to be back home to serve the community that had such an impact on me growing up,” Hatton said. “It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to give back to such a great place,” he added.