A-F Report Card Broke This Principal’s Heart

Stemley Road elementary school has been a fixture in Talladega County for years.  In fact, you pass the "old" school to get to the "new" one on highway 34 northwest of downtown Talladega.  It is hardly a wealthy community as the school has the highest poverty rate (90...

Meet My Two Newest Best Friends

A few days ago, I told you about my trip to Dadeville Elementary in Tallapoosa County to be interviewed by their sixth-grade TV crew for one of their morning broadcasts.  These are broadcast on the Tiger News Network (TNN).  You can find them on YouTube The anchors...

When Is An F Not A Failing Grade?

As far back as I can remember of my school days, getting an F was the end of the world.  You were not just low on the totem pole--you were  somewhere way down under it. Of course I knew about As, Bs, Cs and Ds too.  And I figured that an F was so bad that whoever came...

This Principal Will Not Go Quietly Into The Night

We recently shared Fruithurst elementary principal Christy Hiett's email to Rep. Terri Collins about the A-F school report card legislation that Collins sponsored in 2012.  Christy grew up in the little Cleburne County community of Fruithurst, went to school there and...

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