Principal Kenya Martin

Elba City Schools superintendent Chris Moseley (right) congratulates Kenya Martin (left) on being named principal of Elba Elementary School. Martin moves into her new role at Elba City Schools after serving several years as counselor of the elementary school.

The Elba Board of Education met Tuesday evening, June 29, for the regular monthly board meeting, and the group voted affirm a new principal for the elementary school.

Earlier in the month, the board had accepted a resignation from Debra Strickland Fincher as principal of the elementary school. At that time, Superintendent Chris Moseley said elementary counselor Kenya Martin would be the interim principal.

Last Tuesday evening, Moseley and the board took the interim title away from Martin by officially naming her principal of Elba Elementary School. Martin is an alumnus of Elba City Schools.

Once Martin had been named principal, Moseley said the school would begin a search for a new elementary school counselor to replace Martin at that position.

During the meeting, the board affirmed several other personnel matters recommended by the superintendent. 

A resignation was accepted from EES teacher Amy Woodham. She had accepted a job with another local school system.

Eight new hires were approved for the elementary school, including: Natasha Chalker, teacher; Emily Kilcrease, teacher; DeReatha Tolle, teacher; Alicia Moore, teacher; Jessica Peeken, teacher; Stacee Mitchell, aide; Kristin Hanson, aide; and Maci Ellis, aide.

Further, two employee transfers were approved for EES. Pasteen Levens will move from instructional aide to ISS, and Claire Lambert will move from kindergarten teacher to special education teacher.

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