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TRM principal to retire; search on for band director

Longtime T.R. Miller Principal Mary Bell announced her retirement Monday.

Bell, who has served 21 years with the Brewton City School system, will end her 34-year education career in May.

“It’s the right time for me to retire,” Bell said. “I have a mother who is not well, and I want to spend as much time with her as I can.”

In addition to finding a new principal, the hunt is also ongoing to find a new TRM band director. Damon Anderson, who cited family reasons, announced his resignation in January.

Bell said there has been a “good bit” of interest in the position.

“We received a good number of applications,” Bell said of the band director slot. “We’re in the process now of culling those and working to find the right fit for T.R. Miller.”

– Stephanie Nelson