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IMPORTANT DOTHAN CITY SCHOOLS ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
Future of Public Education Tour
The Alabama State Department of Education will host a 12-stop ”The Future of Public Education” tour. The tour will highlight important topics for students and families in Alabama, including PLAN 2020, the Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards, student testing, accountability, and the importance of
parental and community involvement. State Superintendent Tommy Bice will host each event. The tour will stop in Dothan at Dothan High School on Thursday, September 18. Superintendent Bice will give a presentation from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and a question and answer session will follow from 7:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m Visit this link for more information: Future of Public Education
Alabama Association Gifted Children's Video Contest
The Hidden Lake Elementary School Family would like to congratulate Julianna Singley. She was the FIRST PLACE winner in the Alabama Association Gifted Children’s Video Contest. As part of a LinC (gifted) assignment, Julianna was responsible for creating a gifted video that explained why having a gifted program is so important for students like her.
Using her new I-pad from the recent IPad roll out in Dothan City Schools, Julianna created an I-movie. Dr. Senn, LinC teacher, has provided this opportunity to her students for the past three years. This year thanks to the I-pad roll out and the gifted and talented abilities of Julianna Singley the gifted traits of all of the students were recognized.
Julianna and Dr. Senn will travel to Birmingham this Friday, September 19th where Julianna will receive a digital camera from Dr. Bice (State Superintendent of Education) and the AAGC for her work on this project. Julianna was the first place winner among forty other video entries in 5th grade.
Mrs. Allyson Morgan, Director of Secondary Curriculum Services
Dothan City Schools offers its warmest congratulations and best wishes to Allyson Morgan (Director of Secondary Curriculum Services, Federal Programs and second to the Superintendent) on her retirement after 25 years of service to our school system! Mrs. Morgan will retire on September 30, 2014.
During her 25 year career, Mrs. Morgan has served as a First and Fourth grade teacher and a Program Specialist/Assis
tant Principal in the schools. After moving to the Central Office in August 2007, she became the District Literacy Specialist for our system and in July 2008 became the Director of Secondary Curriculum Services, System Test Coordinator, Safety Coordinator and Title III Coordinator prior to her moving to her current position in July 2011.
Over her 7 year career at the Central Office, Mrs. Morgan has accomplished many goals. Listed below are just a fe
w of her many accomplishments.
- Designed, presented to board, implemented, and served as Administrator to a non-traditional high school (ARC-Accelerated Recovery Center) that serves overage, under-credited students; graduating over 150 students in four years
- Supervised the district’s graduation rate improvement from 64% to 88% and dropout rate from 13% to less than 1%
- Supervised four middle schools that significantly increased test scores from 2008 to 2014
- Lead the revitalization of Dothan Technology Center from 5 programs serving 600 students to 14 programs serving 1300 students
- Provided curriculum and leadership accountability that is leading to lowering remediation rates for College English and Math by 10% from 2011 to 2013
- Directly guided support and provided leadership for two high schools and two middle schools to move from In School Improvement status to Meets AYP status under the NCLB law
- Provided leadership and guidance to middle schools to achieve:
- Beverlye Magnet School’s MMGW Silver Award for Algebra Completion Award
- Beverlye and Carver Magnet Schools MMGW Depth of Implementation Award
- ALSDE Title I School of the Year
As one can see, we are not only losing an exceptional educational leader; but, most of all we are losing a dear friend who truly loves Dothan City Schools and its’ students and employees. Allyson…you will be truly missed!! Here’s to your retirement!!
Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Chris Payne, Art Teacher at Dothan High School, Dothan City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year and District II Secondary Teacher of the Year.
At a ceremony in Montgomery, Alabama on May 14, 2014, Mr. Payne was selected as the 2014-15 Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Payne is a dedicated and committed educator who is an asset to his profession, his students and Dothan City Schools. For more info on Mr. Payne, visit his webpage. http://dothan.al.dch.schoolinsites.com/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=1&StaffID=61163&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=61163
Mr. Payne is also the SADD Sponsor at Dothan High School and was the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year - Check out what SADD is doing here...http://dothanhighschoolsadd.weebly.com/
On Monday, May 12, 2014, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama presented the 2013 PARCA Report for Dothan City Schools. To view a copy of this report, please visit 2013 PARCA Report.