From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
At the April 25 the Trussville City Schools Board of Education meeting Lisa Lothspeich was approved as the new principal of Paine Elementary School.
“Mrs. Lothspeich held a central office position as a math coach for five and half years before moving into building level administration as assistant principal at Cahaba Elementary School,” said Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill.
“Mrs. Lothspeich has worked in the Trussville City Schools for 13 years and knows most of the Paine faculty and staff from previous years as a teacher at Paine Intermediate. She will be a stellar addition to Paine Elementary as she joins assistant principals, Ms. Brumlow and Ms. Finkley, at the helm of the administration team.”
Lothspeich holds an education specialist in instructional leadership degree from Samford University and is completing her doctoral degree from Samford University.
She also holds a masters of instructional leadership from Samford University, a masters of education and a bachelors of business of administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Lothspeich is a certified teacher.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Beth Bruno, congratulated Lothspeich.
“She has evolved into a transformational leader who possess leadership qualities such as assertiveness, intelligence, and adaptivity,” said Bruno. “She is enthusiastic, passionate, genuine, and energetic. Mrs. Lothspeich has deep foundational knowledge of elementary curriculum and instruction.”
“As a teacher, leader, coach, and administrator, Mrs. Lothspeich is committed to helping Trussville City Schools achieve its organizational goals and cares about helping each teacher and student reach his or her full potential,” Bruno continues.
Lothspeich is currently the assistant principal and math instructional coach for Cahaba Elementary School and recently completed the Principal Mentorship Program this April under the tutelage of Dr. Autumm Jeter.
“I feel Mrs. Lothspeich is ready for the challenge of an elementary principal position,” said Jeter. “She is a perfect fit for Paine Elementary School.”
Lothspeich said, “I am grateful to Dr. Neill and the Board of Education for the opportunity to serve as principal of Paine Elementary School. My passion is to support teachers in providing our students with a challenging, engaging, and meaningful academic experience.
“I will work diligently every day in my commitment to the students, teachers, and all Paine Elementary stakeholders,” she continued.
Lothspeich will transition to Paine Elementary in May and June to prepare for the next school year. Lothspeich received a two-year contract effective July 1 through June 30, 2020.