Ty Crain

After half a decade of service, Union Middle School Principal Ty Crain has accepted a position in a new school district.

Crain will be assuming the role of assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Fulton Public schools.

He said the new position is a good opportunity after 10 years of being a middle school principal and a chance to move closer to his family. He spent five of those years in Union.

“I’m seeking some new challenges and want to try something different,” he said. “I think this opportunity is a good way to do that.”

Fulton Public Schools currently serve approximately 2,500 students, roughly 500 less than Union School District.

Crain said he looks forward to the challenge. He will leave his current post at the end of this academic year.

Crain said leaving Union Middle School will be filled with many difficult farewells. He said he hopes he left the school better than he found it.

“I feel like and hope others feel like — our goal is to always leave it better than we found it — I feel that happened and I hope others feel that way, too,” he said. “I will always be extremely fond of my time here at Union.”

As of March 14, there have been no announcements on Crain’s replacement.