The Dougherty County Board of Education on Wednesday elevated five assistant principals to interim principal status to replace the five principals who were cited in the CRCT cheating investigation. Board members at the meeting are, from left, David Maschke, James Bush, Superintendent Joshua Murfree, Carol Tharin, Anita Williams-Brown and Darrel Ealum.
ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County Board of Education on Wednesday, meeting at Morningside Elementary, approved elevating five educators to interim principal status to take the place of five principals who either retired or were reassigned in the wake of the CRCT cheating scandal.
The five, all assistant principals, will assume their new positions at their same pay rate.
The board, by a unanimous 5-0 vote, approved Brian Simon as interim at Jackson Heights, David Adams at Martin Luther King and David Walker at West Town. The board, by a 4-1 margin (with Carol Tharin as the lone no vote) approved Scott Horton as interim prinicipal at Albany High and SaJuana Williams at Dougherty High.
Milton “June Bug” Griffin and Velvet Riggins were absent from Wednesday’s meeting.
Simon replaced Lazoria Brown at Jackson Heights while Walker replaced Alene Pringle at West Town. Brown and Pringle retired in the fallout of the CRCT investigation.
Horton replaced Angela Schumate at Albany High, Williams replaced Jose Roquemore at Dougherty and Adams replaced Carolyn Scott at MLK.
The three former principals were reassigned and are currently waiting for the School Board to determine their fates.
In another CRCT-related case, Turner Elementary teacher Diana Onyenwoke, who was accused in the CRCT report of participating in cheating, informed the board