The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

August 14, 2013

Alternative School names assistant principal

The Limestone County Board of Education recently approved Ardmore High School language arts teacher Brian Green as the assistant principal of the Alternative School on the campus of Piney Chapel Elementary School.

Dr. Tom Sisk, superintendent of Limestone County Schools, said Curriculum Director Rhonda Stringham and Piney Chapel Principal Bill Hardyman spearheaded a search that drew more than 70 applicants statewide.

Green, who completed a master’s degree in instructional leadership in 2011 from Samford University, started in his new role at the Alternative School effective Aug. 5. Green, who is in his 10th year with the Limestone school system, replaced Dewayne Clark, who retired earlier this year as A-School director.

The school board in July accepted a recommendation from Sisk to change the director position to assistant principal. School officials said Clark’s job description did not include director’s pay or hours, and said there is a need for the person who supervises A-School to have an administrative certificate, report to the principal of Piney Chapel and work the 202-day schedule of an assistant principal, according to a memo from Stringham.

Green is the son of Zebbra Green, executive director of human resources and operations for the Limestone school system.

Sisk, who handled human resources at Baldwin County Schools prior to joining the Limestone system in 2012, said he chooses to assign vetting duties to the human resources department and director.

Sisk or another director typically screens finalists for a position after seeking the recommendation of an advisory committee. In the instance of the A-School assistant principal vacancy, Stringham and Hardyman supervised the screening process, and Sisk made the final recommendation to the board.

Sisk said another candidate declined to accept the A-School position due to the amount of compensation offered by the Limestone system.

“The candidate had more experience but he would not come to the district because of the pay for the position, and we’re not going to change the pay scale in order to get a person to come here,” Sisk said. “Mr. Hardyman and Mrs. Stringham thought highly of Mr. Green, and he was recommended to be hired. He interviewed very well, and he has a great heart for kids.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee