Mid­dle Ridge prin­ci­pal to take over spe­cial ed.

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

Mid­dle Ridge Ele­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Alan Sat­ter­field will move into the po­si­tion of Di­rec­tor of Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion the in cen­tral of­fice, fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of cur­rent di­rec­tor Sarah West.

The New­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion voted unan­i­mously at their last meet­ing to ap­prove Sat­ter­field for the po­si­tion. He will re­main at MRES un­til Jan. 2. Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Mathews said in an email that he hoped the po­si­tion of prin­ci­pal at MRES would be filled prior to the up­com­ing school hol­i­days. The po­si­tion will re­main open un­til Dec. 11.

“While we may have

out­stand­ing ex­ter­nal can­di­dates, it is my be­lief that we have some out­stand­ing in­ter­nal can­di­dates as well,” said Mathews in an email.

Sat­ter­field be­gan his ca­reer as prin­ci­pal at MRES in July 2009. He also served as the ele­men­tary and sec­ondary spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion co­or­di­na­tor at NCSS from July 2007 to July 2010, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal of In­dian Creek Mid­dle and Oak Hill Ele­men­tary. Prior to that, he worked as a teacher at Oak Hill from 2002 to 2004 and as a teacher and coach in Greene County from 1994-2002.

Sat­ter­field holds a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion and an ed­u­ca­tional lead­er­ship de­gree from Ge­or­gia Col­lege & State Univer­sity.

“Mr. Sat­ter­field has ex­ten­sive spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence and is a well-known top per­former in our pub­lic schools,” Mathews said.

BOE mem­bers voted unan­i­mously to ap­prove Alan Sat­ter­field for Di­rec­tor of Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion.

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