The Talladega County Board of Education called a meeting Monday, April 11, and approved the transference of nine county school principals and assistant principals and six county teachers.
“This is the real optimal time of the year to do it so principals have the summer to get themselves acclimated and prepare for the new school year,” said Superintendent Suzanne Lacey.
“We have current assistant principals that will be moving into the role of principals and principals that will be moving into different schools.”
Lincoln High School Assistant Principal Jay Hooks will be transferred to Childersburg High School and serve as principal.
Hooks will replace CHS Principal Anthony Wilkinson who is being transferred to Munford High School to serve as principal.
Wilkinson is replacing MHS Principal Judson Warlick, who is being transferred to Fayetteville High School where he will serve as principal.
Warlick will replace FHS Principal Nicki Bryant who will replace Childersburg Elementary School Principal Cynthia Brooks.
Brooks is being transferred to Stemley Road Elementary where she will serve as principal.
Talladega County Central High School Principal Vanessa Scott is being transferred to the central office where she will serve as coordinator of the county’s child nutrition program.
Drew Middle School Assistant Principal Tim Young will replace Scott as principal of TCCHS.
According to Lacey, the transfers addressed two vacancies that were left open after Stemley Road Elementary Principal Judy Clark and Mary Thomas, coordinator of the county’s child nutrition program, announced that they were retiring.
Some of the changes are not effective until July, and some will take place in August, before the 2011-2012 school year begins, giving the principals, assistant principals, and teachers some time for the upcoming round of vocational musical chairs.
“We do a lot of training with our assistant principals to prepare them with that role,” Lacey said. “We feel very confident of their leadership in those future positions and confident that the principals will bring experience to their roles.
“I feel they will be well-received and successful in their communities.”
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