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Dougherty School Board OKs principal changes for 2013-14

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County School Board on Monday approved sweeping changes at the top of more than half of the county’s public schools on Monday, voting 7-0 to place new principals in three high schools, three middle schools, six elementary schools and the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center.

The board voted on recommendations made by Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely.

Current Radium Springs Middle School Principal Vinson Davis will replace Valerie Thomas at Monroe High, while jobs have been offered to out-of-town educators to replace Jose Roquemore at Dougherty High and Angela Shumate at Albany High.

All three departing principals will remain within the system, but in what capacity has not been announced. All three were named in the 2009 Governor’s Report of CRCT cheating within the system.

At the middle school level, current Merry Acres assistant principal Valerie Williams will replace Vinson at Radium Springs and current Dougherty Middle Principal Thelma Chunn will replace Sammy Pringle at Robert Cross Magnet. At Albany Middle, an offer to an out-of-town educator is pending to replace the departing Horace Reid.

Pringle’s and Reid’s future statuses with the DCSS have not been announced.

The system will also see five elementary schools change principals.

Current Turner Elementary Principal Gail Solomon will replace Pat Victor at Alice Coachman; Deborah Jones, currently at Sylvester Road, will replace Solomon at Turner.

Three other elementary principals, Sheryl Holmes at Lincoln Magnet, Jackie Frazier at Morningside and David Adams, the interim at M.L. King, have announced their respective retirements.

Interviews for their replacements will be held today and Wednesday by a four-member panel comprising Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely, Finance and Operations Director Ken Dyer, HR Director Farrel Young and a representative from Curriculum Director Ufot Inyang’s office.

In other action Monday, the board approved the retirement of Assistant Superintendent Kenneth Goseer.

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Sister_Ruby_Two 1 year, 4 months ago

YOU GO NEW SHERIFF!! IT'S YOUR EVER-LOVING BIRTHDAY!!

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Hope these changes work out. Still curious why those removed from positions weren't removed from the payroll?

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

Valerie Thomas left Monroe High but is reassigned to another school as principal. I was told but it would be bad form to repeat it.

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hotdog 1 year, 4 months ago

Walt....those removed were either found not guilty of cheating or are awaiting a PSC hearing

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Yes, but they were removed from their jobs for more reasons than that. Why pay someone at a scale to do a job which they are obviously incapable of fulfilling. Or were they removed for political reasons and will now exist in limbo while drawing a pay check?

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RedEric 1 year, 4 months ago

A 7-0 vote. That is encouraging.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

At one point there was a heck of a change. I'll just say I am glad to see it.

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straightface 1 year, 4 months ago

HOPE ALL THESE CHANGES WORK FOR THE GOOD OF THE STUDENTS... CAUSE THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR THE BETTER OF THE CHILD?!

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AuntieDee 1 year, 4 months ago

Jackie Frazier is principal of Magnolia and not Morningside. David Walker is Principal at Morningside. His retirement was announced last week. So who is replacing him?

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 4 months ago

The system is conducting elementary school principal interviews today and tomorrow.

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Doc15 1 year, 4 months ago

All of these moves but the school's police chief is still in his current position. "Butch" if you do not get a grip on that school police department the system will pay undoubtedly. Everyone wants to chastise the educators but what about Chief Conley and his cronies? What about Assistant Chief Phillips giving interviews at the Lily Pad while on DCSS system's payroll? Sounds like double dipping to me.

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MRKIA 1 year, 4 months ago

WHERE IS BUBBA-VET RU AND COACH? IT TOOK A WHILE BUT THE ROTTON AND BRUISED FRUIT IS FALLING FROM FROM THE TREE. MAKES FOR BETTER CROPS IN THE FUTURE.

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