Taylor leaving AES

Published 1:27 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Andalusia Elementary School principal Patty Taylor is moving to the central office, effective July 1, where she will work as a curriculum and academic coordinator and reading coach.

Patty Taylor

Patty Taylor

Superintendent Ted Watson, who recommended the transfer, said Andalusia City Schools has a unique opportunity because a reading coach is retiring.

“We began to look at what that position could man for Andalusia City Schools because it has turned in to a K-12 position,” he said. “We wanted to add extra responsibilities in addition to that. ACS has never really had someone not only to serve in the academic realm, but also to keep an eye on curriculum as it needs to be looked after. We’ve been putting a band aid on it for years, so we thought we’d marry those two positions.

Watson said Taylor has agreed to work at AES through the transition. He said he will begin interviewing as soon as possible, and hopes to make a recommendation for the new principal at the board’s June 9 meeting.

In other business, the BOE accepted the resignations of:

• Morgan Davis, an AES fourth grade teacher.

• Donna Glisson, AES assistant principal.

• Jacob King as AHS social science teacher.

• Lee Stacks as AMS band director.

• Amanda Brooks as AMS 7th grade science teacher

• Horace Graham as AMS 7th grade social studies teacher

• Clara Mellown as AMS business education teacher

• Tambry Henderson as ACCESS distance learning facilitator

• Maurice White as AES building service worker.

The board granted tenure to:

• Anna Johnson as AES fifth grade teacher

• Brad Garner as AHS science teacher.

• Mary Frances Kelley as AHS math teacher

• Matt Johnson as AHS math teacher.

The board hired:

• Sara Catherine Short Patrick as AHS business ed teacher.

• Edward Blain as AHS science teacher. AHS principal Dr. Daniel Shakespeare said Blain currently works at Excel High School and has coached a number of sports, including soccer on college level.

• Tyler Manning as AMS eighth grade science teacher. Manning currently teaches in Butler County. She is a native of Chatom.

• Tyler Dent as AHS social science teacher. He is currently the AHS head baseball coach, and an aide in special ed department.

The board did not renew the contracts of David Hiers and Jeanette Smith as AES building service workers.