Collier tapped as Escambia County Schools Superintendent

Published 5:50 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

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Dr. Michele Collier received a unanimous vote by the Escambia County School Board to become the system’s next Superintendent of Education.

The vote moves Collier into the top spot with the system following the departure of Michelle McClung who’s contract end Jan. 31, 2024

As the person tapped for the position, Collier will enter into negotiations with Board President Loumeek White and the BOE Attorney Kirk Garret to iron out specific details of the contract.

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The board will meet in the near future to approve any contract agreed upon in the negotiation process. Collier’s contract could be as little as two years five months up to three years five months to be determined in the negotiation.  Garrett recommended any contract term be on a cycle to coincide with typical contract terms that usually span July 1 through June 30 of any given year.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, the board honored teachers of the year in both elementary and secondary education for the county. Among those named as Teacher of the Year for each school in the district, two teachers received top accolades for their work. Chosen as system-wide Elementary Teacher of the Year was Brandy Lassiter – Huxford Elementary; and Secondary Teacher of the Year is Austin Rogers – W.S. Neal High School. Those top teachers will be entered into a state-wide competition for Alabama’s Teacher of the Year.

For additional details on the teachers of the year honor and other actions by the board, see the Wednesday, Jan. 24 edition of The Brewton Standard.