DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Dothan City School teachers will have a say in where they want to teach next school year.
“It’s a little difficult because a lot of teachers want to go to the same place, but everyone is working hard to make sure that the teachers get one of their top choices,” Dothan City School board chairman Mike Schmitz said.
Teachers were asked to choose their top three school choices, and according to Schmitz, Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School was on top of teachers list.
“It’s pretty much been a part of this community and church for a long time,” said Reverend Frederick Sherrod, senior pastor of Stringer Street AME Church.
Sherrod said he’s not surprised that teachers want to come to Faine due to the low crime in the area.
“We had a one, meaning it was very low, and we didn’t have the problems that most of the schools had in Dothan,” said Sherrod. “I can see why they want to come over here because they wanna help our children. It’s a good atmosphere, and Jeff is a good principal,” Sherrod said.
Honeysuckle Middle School principal Jeff Torrence will serve as the Faine’s new principal next school year, and Sherrod said he’s excited about working with him and excited about the future of the school.
“We’re gonna do everything we can to help mentor those schools all over again and try to find funds to do whatever they need done,” Sherrod said.
Teachers teaching at Faine next year are also expected to receive a $1,000 incentive next school year.