Rothschild Leadership Academy and Allen Elementary School have new principals.
During its monthly meeting Monday night, the Muscogee County School Board unanimously approved without discussion superintendent David Lewis’ recommendation to promote Terri Myers to principal of Rothschild and Felicia Thompson to principal of Allen.
Myers has been the School Improvement Grant administrator at Spencer High School the past three years. She replaces principal Michael Forte at Rothschild. Last month, Lewis transferred Forte to Early College Academy to succeed retiring principal Susan Willard.
Thompson has been the assistant principal at South Columbus Elementary School the past two years. She replaces principal Karen Garner at Allen. Last month, Lewis transferred Garner to Britt David Magnet Academy to succeed retiring principal Clara Davis.
According to her resume, Myers has been an educator for 25 years, including the past 10 in the Muscogee County School District. Before working at Spencer, she was the English academic coach at Jordan Vocational High School from 2011-14 and an English language arts and reading teacher at East Columbus Magnet Academy from 2007-11. Her positions outside MCSD include teaching at Oviedo (Fla.) High School, Leavenworth (Kan.) High School, Wiesbaden (Germany) Middle School, Osan (South Korea) American High School and Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas. She also was a technology consultant for the Hessen School District in Frankfurt, Germany.
Myers earned all of her college degrees from Columbus State University: a specialist’s degree in educational leadership in 2012, a master’s degree in educational leadership in 2010 and a bachelor’s degree in English in 1992, when CSU was Columbus College. She is a product of MCSD, having graduated from Carver High School in 1984.
According to her resume, Thompson has been an educator for 15 years, including 14 in MCSD. Before working at South Columbus, she was the School Improvement Grant administrator at Fox Elementary School from 2014-15, the shared assistant principal at Dimon Magnet Academy and St. Marys Road Magnet Academy from 2013-14, an academic coach at Double Churches Middle School from 2010-13 and a teacher at Fox Elementary School from 2003-10. Her positions outside MCSD include teacher at Meadows Elementary School at Fort Hood, Texas, and substitute teacher at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Thompson earned a specialist’s degree in education from Troy University-Phenix City in 2011, a master’s degree in elementary education from Troy-Phenix City in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbus State University in 1989. Her resume doesn’t include her high school.