BEAR CREEK - Dr. Al Temple, who has worked for Haleyville City Schools the past 19 years as a teacher, coach and assistant principal, is beginning a new chapter of his life as principal at Phillips High School.
Temple was hired by Marion County Schools Superintendent Ann West, who was given the option by the Marion County Board of Education during its Dec. 13, meeting to post the open position at Phillips, which was vacated by Keith Smith, who transferred to the principal job at Marion County High School. West was told she could place someone into the position, and the hire will be made official by the Marion County Board during its Jan. 23, meeting, according to The Journal Record, the Alabamian's sister newspaper.
Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland noted that Temple's assistant principal position at HHS will remain open at this time, with HCS's administrative and central office teams providing support to HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy and Assistant Principal John McCullar.
"We are excited for Dr. Temple as he begins the next chapter of his career," Sutherland said. "He will be a loss, but we know he will use the skills and knowledge he has acquired over the years to serve the students of Phillips well."
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