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Board votes in Stephens

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Escambia County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Escambia County High School (ECHS) assistant principal Ann Stephens as the Elementary/Title 1 supervisor at its monthly meeting last Thursday. Stephens will replace outgoing supervisor Beth Drew, who accepted a position as an Alabama Reading Initiative Regional Partner with the State Department of Education last month. Stephens will assume her new position on July 1.
Stephens began her work as an educator in Escambia County in 1981 as a math teacher at Escambia County Middle School. In the fall of 2006, she moved to Rachel Patterson Elementary School, where she served as a resource teacher. Stephens then moved to ECHS this past September, where she is currently an assistant principal. She has been with the system for 27 years.
In her capacity as the county Elementary/Title I supervisor, Stephens will work at the BOE’s Atmore Central Office and be responsible for traveling to the county’s elementary schools. She will be the supervisor for grades K-six.
Stephen’s successor at ECHS will be the second new administrator there when school starts in August. In March, the school board hired Hayneville Middle School principal Harvey Means to replace interim principal Carl Raley next year.