Doug Phillips has been named principal of Dickson County High School. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks announced Phillips’ appointment Tuesday morning to replace Ed Littleton, who is returning to the classroom after eight years as principal of his alma mater. Phillips spent the last year as assistant principal at Dickson Middle School, the county’s second-largest school. An Ohio native, Phillips spent his educational career in Ohio prior to coming to Dickson Middle School in July. Prior to that he was a principal, coordinator of the gifted program and athletic administrator in the Dalton, Ohio, school system for three years, an assistant principal in Salem, Ohio, City Schools for two years and was a physical education teacher in New Middletown, Ohio, 1993-2001. He has been recruiting coordinator and assistant football coach at Bowling Green State University, defensive quality control coach for Ohio State and a high school head coach in Salem and Springfield, Ohio. Phillips earned his Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Toledo in 1991 and his Masters of Educational Administration degree from Youngstown State University in 1995. He was instrumental in the implementation of Common Core Curriculum standards in the Dalton school system, something the Dickson County school system will be facing this year. Weeks named Rhiannon Mason as the new principal of Stuart-Burns Elementary School last week, filling the only two principal vacancies known at this time. The assistant principal positions vacated by Phillips and Mason will be posted for applications this week.