Otwell Elementary School has hired an interim principal.

The Pike County School Board named Jim Isaacs to the position at its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Isaacs retired in 2011 after serving as principal of Gibson Southern High School for eight years. Isaacs says he was not given an end date for his duties and he has agreed to serve in this interim role until a permanent solution is found.

Isaacs replaces Rick Fears, who was placed on administrative leave two weeks ago for undisclosed reasons. The board did not comment on Fears’ leave at Monday’s meeting and there has been no decision as far as when he will return to work. Fears is set to appeal the leave during an administrative session set for August 27th.