ACS honors outgoing board member

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Members of the Alabaster Board of Education thanked board member Ty Quarles for his dedication to serving the city’s students over the past several years during his final regular meeting as a member of the School Board on May 14.

Quarles is a charter member of the Alabaster Board of Education, which was seated by the Alabaster City Council in 2012, and will be replaced at the end of this month by new School Board member Jamia Alexander-Williams, who was appointed to the seat by the City Council last month.

“Mr. Quarles, thank you for your friendship and your service,” said Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers. “I know you’ll still be cheering on the Warriors, and I’m happy we get to celebrate your service tonight.”

Vickers and Quarles’ fellow School Board members honored him during the meeting with an ACS clock and a certificate honoring his service.

“I’m just honored to have the privilege of being one of the original board members and have the opportunity to build what we have built in this community. When I originally interviewed, one of the things they talked about was being one of the greatest systems that we could possibly ever build, and we are headed there,” Quarles said. “I’m so honored to have the new high school, and I’m so honored to have the things we’ve accomplished with our current buildings, and I’m honored to have the most important thing: The people we have brought into this system. We have some of the finest principals in any school system – not in Alabama, but in the United States of America. We’ve got some of the greatest teachers in these United States of America and the greatest central office in the United States of America. I’m so grateful for that. I know this system will continue to grow and move forward.

“This has been a lot of fun, and I’ve really enjoyed it,” Quarles added. “You are great people, and I’m going to miss you.”