By Anna McFall
The Trussville Board of Education announced a new member of the Hewitt-Trussville staff at Tuesday’s meeting.
Creig Holley will be serving as the school system’s Program Services Supervisor for Special Education.
Holley joins Trussville from the Shelby County school system.
A six person committee was designated to help fill the position. Student Services Director Bill Hamilton said it was a tough decision
“They interviewed several people, but the decision was strongly in favor of Holley,” Hamilton said.
Out of the final five candidates, two were applying from the Trussville school system, but Holley made the final cut.
Holley brings 10 years of experience with him working as Program Supervisor for Special Education programs in the Shelby County school district. That experience is what made Holley stand out from the other candidates.
“The experience separated him from the pack,” said Interim Superintendent Pattie Neill.
Holley is a graduate of Auburn University, and began his career as a teacher in the Lee County school system. Holley then began working for the Oak Mountain school system, where he served as a Special Education teacher before becoming Supervisor.
“I look forward to working with everyone as I go to the next level and have a chance to expand,” Holley said. “I believe I bring a lot of knowledge and opportunity to your system and I hope that I can show you that and provide some talent and put that out into the schools.”
Holley’s last day at Oak Mountain will be Friday and he begins work in Trussville on Monday.
In other meeting news, the board approved a new project for the Hewitt baseball fields.
The estimated $236,000 project will allow a new press box to be built behind home plate, and will also include seating and dugout renovations.
The next monthly board meeting for Trussville City Schools will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. with a work session beginning at 5:00 p.m.