Local principal is finalist in Crenshaw search

Published 12:36 am Thursday, January 25, 2018

Straughn High School principal Donnie Powell is among the five finalists in Crenshaw County Schools’ search for a new superintendent.


The system received 16 applicants in a search that began in December, Dr. Dennis Coe, interim superintendent of Crenshaw County Schools said earlier this week.

Like Powell, each of the finalists is either from Crenshaw County or a neighboring school system.

Other finalists are Jennifer Burt, career tech director for Butler County Schools; Joseph Eiland, administrative assistant for Butler County Schools; Ashley Catrett, director of assessment and accountability for Crenshaw County Schools; and Dodd Hawthorne, director of maintenance and transportation for Crenshaw County Schools.

Final interviews are set for the week of Feb. 5.