They’re fighting for a principal they say fought for them. Concerned parents gathered at West Side Elementary last night to ask questions to Carter County Director of Schools, Ed Alexander. They’re concerned about the future of Principal Doug Mitchell. Alexander recommended Mitchell be reassigned, which angered many parents. Although the situation remains unresolved, Alexander did tell the parents he would take their concerns into consideration. Mitchell, who is tenured, can be transferred to another position or school, but cannot be fired.