McKinley steps down at ECHS

Published 3:29 am Monday, July 23, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie – special to the Standard
The Blue Devils are now in search of two new leaders instead of one.
Not only has Escambia County High School principal Kyle Ferguson resigned but assistant principal David McKinley also put in his resignation Wednesday.
McKinley has accepted a job as assistant principal at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, which is in the Birmingham area.
McKinley said although he was born and bred in Atmore and is a Blue Devil at heart, the position at Hewitt-Trussville was something he could not pass up.
McKinley said it is a bittersweet moment to leave his alma mater and to leave those he has worked with for so many years.
McKinley said that with the loss of Ferguson and now himself, the community needs to pull together in support of the school.
McKinley and Escambia County schools superintendent Billy Hines agree that the school is left in good hands with assistant principal Linda Shuford and resource teacher Carl Raley.
McKinley said Raley has been at ECHS for six years and knows what to do to keep the school running.
Although McKinley is headed to Trussville, he said nobody could take away his ECHS pride.

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