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UPDATED: TCS names Akin director of curriculum

The Trussville City Schools board approved Paine Intermediate assistant principal Ammie Akin as the system director of curriculum Tuesday night in a called board meeting.

Superintendent Pattie Neill, who made the hiring recommendation to the board, said that Dr. Akin will bring enthusiasm and expertise to her new role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  “She will be an asset to the central office team, the school system, and all the students,” Dr. Neill said.

Akin brings an expert view of the city system having served as the assistant principal at Paine Intermediate since 2007.

“Trussville City Schools is a fantastic organization committed to providing all students with a first-class education,” Akin said.  ‘I am honored to serve as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and look forward to working with the faculty and staff of Trussville City Schools.  Our system has a bright future and I am proud  to be a Husky.”

“It is quite bittersweet for us, as we will miss Ammie so much,” Paine Intermediate principal Beth Bruno said.  “However, because we know Ammie so well and know her amazing abilities and talents, we are thrilled that she will help lead and guide our entire system. Paine Intermediate and TCS have both benefited from Ammie’s commitment, intelligence, and hard work. Our students reaped the rewards of her ideas, suggestions, and innovation. Now, students throughout our system will benefit from her influence. I am so thankful that she will remain in our school system.”

Akin began her career in education in 2003 as an exceptional education teacher in Hoover City Schools before accepting the same position at Paine in 2006.  She earned her doctorate in education from Samford University in the Spring of this year.

The curriculum post has been held by Dr. Pat Hodge since the city school system began. The board has taken no official action regarding Dr. Hodge and her status with the system is unknown at this time.

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