Alabaster schools see administration changes

Published 8:57 pm Monday, June 9, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

The Alabaster Board of Education is looking to name a new principal at Thompson High School within the next several weeks after former THS principal Dr. Daniel Steele recently took the top spot at Thompson Sixth Grade Center.



Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers said the School Board transferred Steele to the Sixth Grade Center at Steele’s request, and said the board also recently approved several other staffing and administration changes.

“It’s something he (Steele) wanted to do, so we gave him that opportunity,” Vickers said during an interview before the School Board’s June 9 meeting. “Everything was voluntary.”

Beginning with the upcoming school year, former TSGC principal Neely Woodley will be the principal at Thompson Middle School, and former TMS principal Katie Zielinski will be an assistant principal at THS. Former ACS federal programs director Latanza Harrison also recently became the school system’s human resources coordinator.

The Alabaster City School System posted a job vacancy for the THS principal position in late May, and is accepting applications through Thursday, June 12. Applicants must have an Alabama certification in educational leadership or administration and supervision, and must have a minimum of three years principal experience, according to the job posting.