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Cabaniss new ECHS principal

Brantley, Rowland not renewed


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Public school may not be in session due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Escambia County Board of Education still has decisions to make. One of the pressing items has been filling the principal’s position at Escambia County High School.
At the meeting Thursday, March 18, the board voted unanimously to hire Amy Cabaniss as principal. Cabaniss, a county supervisor who works in the Atmore Central Office, has been filling in at ECHS since former principal Dennis Fuqua resigned in December to take a position with Coastal Alabama Community College.
In addition to teaching and coaching positions in Pensacola and Mobile schools, Cabaniss has served as an assistant principal and principal in Theodore, Mobile and Grand Bay. She has worked with the Escambia County school system for the past four-and-a-half years as Secondary Curriculum Supervisor, Supervisor of Alternative Programs, Supervisor of Star Academy, and Supervisor of Odysseyware Virtual Academy.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my interim time at ECHS and I know I can make a difference,” Cabaniss said. “I want to make sure the staff, the parents and the community understand it will be a student-centered school and their needs will always come first. I love Atmore kids and I love school. What better place to be!”
Brantley, Rowland not renewed
The board considered contracts for five principals in the county. Of those, contracts for John Brantley, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, and Leigh Ann Rowland, Huxford Elementary School, were non-renewed.
The contracts renewed were those of Matthew Hodge, W.S. Neal High School; Stewart Powell, Pollard McCall Junior High School; George Brown, Flomaton Elementary School.