At the May 16 meeting of the Athens City Board of Education, Dr. Beth McKinney was transferred from her current position as Technology Coordinator to serve as the Principal of SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary. Dr. McKinney taught math and psychology for eleven years at Athens High School before becoming the district’s instructional technology supervisor in 2004. She has served as the district’s technology coordinator for the past eleven months. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education from Athens State University, a Master of Science in Secondary Math from Alabama A&M University, an Education Specialist Certification and a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama.
Jeffrey Mathheus will be transferred from his current position as a social studies teacher at Athens High School to the Principal of Brookhill Elementary. He has taught social studies and served as the Head Coach of the Boy’s Cross Country team, Head Junior Varsity Softball Coach, and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach at Athens High School for the past 10 months. Prior to coming to Athens, Mr. Mathheus served as the Assistant Principal at Monrovia Middle School in Huntsville. He has served as a social studies teacher at Woodland Middle School in Cartersville, Georgia and at Monrovia Middle. Mr. Mathheus earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Athens State University. He holds a Master of Science in Social Science and Instructional Leadership and an Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from the University of North Alabama.