Greenville High principal resigns

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2002

A second principal of Greenvile schools has announced his resignation this week.

Principal of Greenville High School John Black said he submitted his resignation a couple of weeks ago, which will be effective Sept. 1, 2002.

&uot;I’m not sure what I’m going to do next,&uot; said Black. &uot;I am eligible for retirement, but I don’t want to completely retire just yet. I don’t have any concrete plans, but if a good educational position comes along that I am excited about, then I will do that.&uot;

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Black, who has been principal of Greenville High School for three years, moved to the Camellia City from Athens, Ala. He said that what he will miss most about his position as principal is the faculty, staff and students. &uot;I will definitely miss the people that I see on an everyday basis. I’ve enjoyed my association with the people of Greenville and Butler County and I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the Tigers.&uot;

The principal said he is not sure if he will remain in Greenville. &uot;I don’t want to completely retire yet, and I may continue to work, but I’ll just see what comes along.&uot;

The resignation was approved by the Butler County Board of Education at Thursday night’s meeting.

In other news, the board also recognized Butler County’s teachers of the year. This year’s recipients included Leah Salter of Georgiana High School, Judy Tindal of Greenville Middle School, Katherine Pickens of Greenville Middle School, Angela Meridith of W.O. Parmer Elementary, Alisa Huggins of Greenville High School and Kathryn Bozeman of McKenzie School. The teachers of the year for the county were Katherine Pickens and Judy Tindal.

In addition, in honor of January’s Board Appreciation Month, the school board members also were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the Butler County School System.

A presentation of a diploma also was made to Mr. Leroy Pierce, who attended Greenville High School in 1943, but cut his school career short to fight for his country in World War II in the service of the United States.

The board also:

–accepted a resignation and medical leave of absence for two Butler County school employees;

— approved the retirement of Gloria Ford, alternative school teacher at Butler County Alternative Center;

— discussed the Alabama Power Energy Service proposal;

–renewed an advertisement in &uot;Career Opportunities for Minority College Graduates&uot;;

— approved a request for Achiever Award sponsorship;

— reported the bid results for television/video cassette recorder combinations, computers and printers;

–heard a recommendation for student insurance selection committee.