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New Miller principal named

BY LYDIA GRIMES

T.R. Miller High School finally has a new principal.

The Brewton City Board of Education voted to to hire Chuck Edward Alford II to  take over the reins of the high school as soon as he works out his notice at Thomasville High School.

Dr. Kenneth Varner stated that he was excited that the school board had made its decision.

“Mr. Alford is coming to us with excellent credentials,” Varner said. “I have only heard good things about him and his references include some people that are well-known in their fields. He is known as a disciplinarian and our teachers have expressed that is what we need.”

Alford is a graduate of Luverne High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Troy University; his master’s degree from Alabama State University and has a Certificate of Social Science Education from Alabama State University. He was a 2017 graduate of the University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy. He is currently enrolled in Grand Canyon University Doctoral Program.

In his professional career, he taught history at Oak Grove High School 1993-1994; taught history at Luverne High School from 1994-2005; football, basketball and baseball coach at Luverne High School 1994-2005. He moved to administration in 2005 and became assistant principal at Luverne High School 2005-2008; principal at Luverne High School 2008-2012;  director of transportation/maintenance/federal programs career tech/curriculum at Crenshaw County Board of Education 2012-2015 and his present position as principal of Thomasville High School.

“My passion and enjoyment has always emerged from working with young people and helping guide them toward their future,” Alford said. “I enjoy reading, watching football and especially, spending time with my grandson. I am also in the Alabama National Guard.”

Alford and his wife of 28 years, Tammy, have two daughters. Mallie is married to Erin Johnson, and they live in Daphne with their two-year-old son, Emerson. Mari is a junior at Troy University, where she is also a cheerleader.

“We are extremely excited and looking forward to coming to Brewton,” Alford said. “T.R. Miller is an excellent school and has a great reputation. I expect it to be a good move for us.”