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New AES principal, AHS coach named

The Andalusia Board of Education on Monday named Brenda Johnson principal of Andalusia Elementary School and Brad Goldman interim basketball coach at Andalusia High School.

Johnson currently serves as vide principal of AES and previously was a counselor. She worked in the county school system before joining AES.

“We had some rally good candidates apply for the job,” Superintendent Ted Watson said. “But I don’t think anybody can do better than she can as far as the continuity of what we already have going there.”

Johnson replaces Alane Brunson, who has served as principal for four years and is retiring at the end of June.

Goldman currently is a social studies teacher at AHS and has been an assistant basketball coach. He will continue to teach, and will serve as interim head basketball coach for the next year. He replaces Anthony Clark, whose contract was not renewed for the 2018-19 school year.

In other personnel action, the board accepted the resignations of:

  • Sharon Bulger, Andalusia Elementary School special ed teacher;
  • Mary Ward, science teacher at AJHS.

The board hired:

  • Anchylus Agee, AES. kindergarten teacher.
  • Cole Carroll, AES special ed teacher
  • Howard Drew Smith, AHS physical education.