County to hire special ed director

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Covington County School System is now searching for a new director for its special education program.

Billie Thompson, a 19-year CCSS employee, has served as director since 2006. The program currently services 400-plus students, including those in the system’s gifted program.

Thompson is taking a similar position with the Crenshaw County School System.

“It was a very difficult decision to make,” Thompson said. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure here (with the CCSS) very much. It’s been an honor to work with so many dedicated people for the last 19 years.”

Interviews to fill the position are ongoing.

Other recent resignations announced at the meeting included Randy L. McGlaun as social science teacher at Red Level High School. Gid Zorn has been hired to fill the spot.

New teachers for the upcoming school year include:

• Justin Jones as physical education/head football coach at Florala High School.

• Shannon Lee as special education teacher at FHS.

• Daniel Allison as language arts teacher at FHS.

• Jane Flippo as library media specialist at RLHS.

• Horace Graham as JAG teacher at RLHS.

• Angela Mack as elementary teacher at Straughn Elementary School.

• Hollie Willingham as science teacher at Straughn High School.

• Whitney Geohagan as JAG instructor at SHS.

• Alicia Moore as elementary teacher at W.S. Harlan Elementary School.

There was one transfer approved – Fred Kelley, a science teacher, from RLHS to Pleasant Home.

Changes in support personnel include the following:

• Theresa Williams submitted her resignation as lunchroom worker at RLHS and was employed as a bus driver at the high school.

• Alfred McNeill was hired as lunchroom worker at RLHS.

• Betty Spader was hired as a bus driver at WSH.