Education

School board to vote on principals for Shaw, Jordan

Two high schools could have a new principal named Monday at a meeting of the Muscogee County School Board.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

Superintendent David Lewis has recommended Adam Herring to be the new principal at Shaw High School. Herring, a former principal at Villa Rica High School, currently serves as director of middle grades and secondary education for the Carroll County Board of Education. He began his career as an English teacher in 1998.

For the position of principal at Jordan High School, Lewis is presenting the name of Amy Wohler who is currently the interim principal there. She is a former math and CTAE teacher at Midland Middle School, Northside High School and Jordan High School.

Sadiyah Abdullah is the choice of Lewis for director of the Early Success Centers. She has been principal at Lonnie Jackson Academy since 2015. She is a former Pre-K and First Grade teacher.

To serve as director of Advanced Learning and Gifted Programs, Lewis is recommending Christine Hull who is currently assistant principal at Northside High School.

As plant services director, James Howard Odom Jr. is the pick of Lewis. He is currently a project manager.

In response to a request from Baker Middle School, Lewis is asking the board to approve uniforms for Baker Middle School. Of 44 faculty members surveyed, all were in favor of the uniforms. A poll of parents found 85 percent of the 134 who responded in favor of the move.

Lewis is asking the board to approve Freeman & Associates/Ra-Lin and Associates as construction manager at risk for the building of the new Spencer High School. The total cost of the project is $56 million.

The board of trustees of the Columbus High School Alumni Association is supporting the naming of the Columbus High School auditorium in memory of Morton A. Harris, a 1952 graduate of the school and Lewis is recommending the board approve that move. An attorney, Harris was a member of the school board for 10 years.

Larry Gierer: 706-571-8581, @lagierer

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