CCBOE recognizes achievements, swears in newly-elected members

Andrew Cryer

Newly-elected board member Heath Allbright takes his oath of office.

CULLMAN -The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) met Thursday evening, presenting awards and giving recognition to several individuals, and also swearing in newly-elected board members.

Recognized were Gene Sullins for his service as CCBOE president, James Thompson for his four years representing District 3 and Wendy Crider for her 12 years representing District 5. Melinda Campbell of Holly Pond Middle School received a Gold RAVE Award.

A representative from Cold Springs schools presented Crider with a small token of appreciation for her 12 years of service as their board member.

Sworn in were incumbent Gene Sullins (West Point and Harmony Schools), newly-elected Wayne Myrex (Cold Springs and Cullman Area Resource Education (C.A.R.E.)) and newly-elected Heath Allbright (Holly Pond and the Cullman Area Career Center), who took their oaths of office and whose terms will run from Jan. 16, 2017 until Jan. 15, 2021; the members represent districts 1, 5, and 3, respectively. 

At the recent Learning Forward Alabama Conference, CCBOE Superintendent Shane Barnette was selected as the Staff Developer of the Year.

“I was nominated by someone in our district, and it was based on some of the professional development activities that I had done at the previous school where I was principal and since I’ve been superintendent,” said Barnette. “I’m excited for our school system; it says a lot about how we invest in our future. We will continue investing in our teachers.” 

Cullman County Schools will be out for winter break from 1 p.m. Dec. 16 until Jan. 4.

The CCBOE will meet next on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Cullman County Schools' central office boardroom at 402 Arnold St. NE in Cullman. The public is welcome to attend.


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