Next school year there will be many new faces at Thomson High School.
Twelve teachers, two administrators, one media specialist and one office worker have already decided they will not be returning in the fall.
Bridget Taylor is leaving THS for Nashville.
These instructors include Teri Hanna, Joyce Powell, Lee Hutto, Rob Ridings, Jimmy Ansley, Dale Ricks, Theresa Blake, Nissa Morehead, Jodi Thomas, Rosena Reid, Pat Carr, Beth Jackson and Josh and Erica Veal.
John Flicek is among the group of teachers that will not be returning to THS next year and said what he will miss the most are his co-workers.
"I will miss my extended dysfunctional family the most," Mr. Flicek said with a smile.
Tanya Morgan, who teaches business classes, is also leaving this year. She plans to teach computer skills to fourth and fifth graders at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School. This move will allow her to be closer to her son, who attends school in their hometown of Washington.
"I'm really going to miss my students and the faculty here, along with FBLA," she added.
Mrs. Jackson will also begin working in her hometown of Washington as the media specialist at the combined middle and high schools.
Coaches Veal, Hutto and Ridings will be moving to Glynn Academy in Brunswick to coach and teach.
"I'm going to miss it all -- the athletic program, students and faculty." (Thomson High) is a good place to work," Coach Veal said.
Perhaps the most dramatic career change will be Bridget Taylor's, who is going to Missouri to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
"My family has been singing since I was a child. Since I quit singing when I started teaching, I wanted to get back into it," she said.
Ms. Taylor said she will be moving to Missouri this summer to find a teaching job and join a singing group with two other women.
"We will be performing in churches, at concerts, and for community events," Ms. Taylor added.