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Reed to recommend principal for intermediate school

Published 12:51pm Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hartselle School Superintendent Dr. Mike Reed said he is planning to recommend a candidate to be the principal at the new Hartselle Intermediate School, which will open this fall.

Reed said he narrowed the list of 57 applicants to a group of 12 candidates, eight of which were from Hartselle or Morgan County, based the qualifications in their résumés.

“We formed a committee from teachers and parents to help with the selection process,” Reed said. “I interviewed each candidate and the committee took notes. I’m hoping to make a recommendation to the board at their next meeting on April 15.”

Candidates for the position include:

• High school guidance counselor and athletic director Johnny Berry

• HHS baseball assistant coach and math teacher Bryant Whitlock.

• Hartselle Transition Administrator for Secondary Schools Lee Anne Pettey

• F.E. Burleson guidance counselor Debra Harvel

• HJHS science teacher Shane Russell

• FEB reading coach Tina Towers

• Brewer High School assistant principal Jill Jones, who is the daughter of board member Venita Jones

• Eva School principal Patrick Patterson

• Haleyville Elementary principal Susan Riggs

• Oneonta Elementary principal Leslie Russell

• Glenn Bryant, principal at Chapman Schools in Huntsville

• Terry Graff, director of alternative programs for Glynn County Public Schools.

“I think we had a great group of applicants,” Reed said. “We selected the local candidates based on whether they had any assistant principal experience. The four from outside the county all had experience as a principal.”

Reed said the new school will house about 500 students when it opens.

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