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BoE moves four administrators
Bradwell gets new principal, assitant
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Members of the Liberty County Board of Education gathered for a called meeting Wednesday and, following an executive session, voted to move Bradwell Institute Principal Dr. Vicki Albritton to a curriculum-centered position at the school system’s central office.
The board made a few other administrative decisions, including switching Bradwell’s assistant principal with the school system’s director of transportation.
Scott Carrier, Frank Long Elementary School’s current principal, will replace Albritton, Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer said.
Carrier said the superintendent approached him a few weeks ago about taking a high school principal position.
Although he has never been a high school administrator, Carrier said he has 11 years of elementary administration experience. He also has taught students up through eighth grade.
“I’m looking for the new challenge that will be brought on from moving from the elementary school level to the high school level,” Carrier said.
Albritton worked at Bradwell Institute for four years, Scherer said.
Albritton has a doctorate degree in curriculum and will use her expertise to develop curriculum-pacing guides, benchmark assessments and common core assessments for kindergarten through 12th grade, Scherer stated in an e-mail.
The superintendent said she could not discuss specific details pertaining to the changes because they are school board personnel matters.
Additionally, Tony Norce, BI’s current assistant principal, will switch positions with transportation director Mickey Bayens.
Bayens, who has worked in school transportation for the past five years, has experience as a high school teacher in Bryan County and previously served as assistant principal at Bradwell from 2002 -2006.
Bayens currently is enrolled at Mercer University where he’s studying for a doctorate degree in educational leadership. He expects to complete the program in the next three years.
Although he said he’s excited about his new position, Bayens understands he will encounter challenges.
“Getting acclimated with 2,000 new faces (will be the biggest challenge),” he said in an e-mail.  
Regarding all the personnel changes, Scherer said recommendations were settled on Tuesday and votes were taken Wednesday.
All administrators start in their new positions next week.
“We’re just trying to get all the right people on the bus, in the right seat,” Scherer said. “And moving forward to get people in the right place where they can do the most to improve student achievement and help the system meet its goals.”

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