From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –At the May 18 meeting of the Trussville City Board of Education, Dr. James Tygar Evans was hired as an elementary school principal for Trussville City Schools.
The hiring of Evans means all three principals are now in place for the new elementary schools scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. School officials have not yet determined which principal will be assigned to which school.
Evans will join principals Betsy Schmitt and Autumn Jeter on the Paine Elementary campus for the 2015-16 school year. The three will work together for one year until the new Cahaba and Magnolia schools open.
Evans graduated in 1984 with a BS degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He comes to Trussville after 22 years in administration for Rome City Schools in Georgia.
His career in school administration began in 1993, including two years as an assistant principal at Rome Middle School, 11 years as a high school principal at Rome High School, four years as an elementary principal at North Heights Elementary and five years as principal of East Central Elementary School.
Dr. Pattie Neill, superintendent of Trussville City Schools is delighted to have someone with 20 years of experience as a principal, especially with nine of those years in a K-6 environment.
“He will bring new perspectives and an exciting dynamic as we open three K-5 elementary schools in Trussville,” she said.
Evans holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Administrative degrees as Educational Specialist, a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. His first day in Trussville will be July 1, 2015.
“Please join us as we welcome Dr. Evans and his wife, Kim, to Trussville City Schools,” said Neill.