Entering her 40th year teaching at Dickson County High School, Choral Department Director Cindy Freeman is officially retiring and going to part-time status. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks says Freeman will be job-sharing the position with her husband, Michael Meise, who returns to DCHS part-time after a stint with the 23rd Judicial District Public Defender’s office. Meise was a band and English teacher at DCHS before leaving to practice law in private practice and with the public defender. Meise has said he will continue to practice law privately on a limited basis. Freeman is on the personnel report to be presented to the school board Thursday under the list of retirements. Her choirs have been among the most-recognized across the state and are currently in the midst of fund-raising for a February trip to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall under an invitation by Dr. Gerald Gray, a 1984 DCHS grad who now heads the choral department at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The next fund-raiser for the trip will be a Dixieland Ice Cream Social at 7 pm Saturday at Holland Park. Also on the personnel report being presented Thursday is the resignation of Dr. Tara Tiller from a teaching position at Creek Wood High School. Tiller served one year as principal at Dickson Middle School and last year was on a leave of absence while she worked as a data analyst for the non-profit group Battelle for Kids. Now using the last name Watson, she has been named the chief academic officer for the Cheatham County school system. Also returning to the school system as a part-time teacher at DCHS is Brooks Duke, who retired in 2007. Duke most recently taught at Dickson Academy, which closed its doors this summer. Duke was a math teacher, director of secondary education and supervisor of assessment during a 32-year career with the Dickson County school system. The latest list of personnel changes will be presented to the school board Thursday night.