Marla Jones, Managing Editor
RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The DeKalb County Board of Education held a Special Called Meeting on Friday, January 7.
The meeting was held to accept the resignation of DeKalb County Board of Education President Chris Andrews.
Andrews, a former teacher, coach and administrator at Geraldine and Collinsville, recently was named as the new principal at Guntersville High School. Andrews is coming out of retirement to take the job. He gave up his full-time pastorate at Liberty Church in the Painter community last fall, feeling then that God had a new challenge in store for him.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve on the DeKalb County Board of Education “ stated Andrews. While Andrews could continue serving on the DeKalb County Board of Education, he felt that he could not serve both efficiently.
The DeKalb County Board of Education can appoint someone to fill the remainder of Andrew’s term. The position will be posted on the DeKalb County Board of Education webpage (www.dekalbk12.org). If a replacement is not filled in 30 days, the State Superintendent can fill the open position.
Andrews will start as Principal at Guntersville on Monday and said he’s looking forward to building new relationships with the faculty, staff and students.
The Board named Carol Hiett as the new President of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Robert Elliot will serve as the Vice-President.
The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education will be held on January 25. A work session will be held at 4:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.