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Stephens settling in at central office

By By Adrienne McKenzie
After several years of working in education, Ann Stephens continues down the path of educating youngsters countywide in her new position as Escambia County Board of Education Elementary/Title I Supervisor at the Atmore Central office.
Stephens began her new role with the BOE Tuesday.
Stephens was born and raised in Atmore and has been working in education for nearly 30 years. She taught math and science at Escambia County Middle School for 26 of those years and was resource teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary School for a brief period for becoming the assistant principal at Escambia County High School, where she served for a year.
Stephens said she decided to apply for the position of Elementary/Title I Supervisor when Beth Drew left the system to take a job with the Alabama State Department of Education.
Stephens said she was hired after writing a letter of interest.
Simmons is a United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) human resources supervisor.
In Stephens’ new position she supervises the curriculum of elementary schools and she ensures Title I schools are implementing their Continuous Improvement Plans.
Stephens was hired on the premise that she will serve this position for one year.
Stephens said she will receive a pink slip after one year of working as the Elementary/Title I Supervisor. The position will be advertised and if she chooses to continue working in the position, she must re-interview for the job.
Drew’s last day on the job was Monday and a luncheon was held for her at the Whistle Stop Grill to commemorate her time with the Escambia County BOE.