Meadowview principal leaves Selma

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 27, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

Dr. Janis Stewart will begin her new job as assistant superintendent of the Russell County School System on Tuesday.

Stewart has spent the last 25 years in the Selma City School System. For the last 10 years, she has served as principal of Meadowview Elementary.

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Stewart has enjoyed her tenure in Selma and sees her new job as another opportunity to impact public education.

Joseph Williams, president of the Russell County Board of Education has not had the chance to meet Stewart yet, but said she was highly recommended to the board by the superintendent, Dr. Yvette Richardson.

The Russell County sits on the southeastern border of Alabama. The Russell County School System serves 3,698 students and seven schools.

Stewart beat out five other candidates for the position.

Stewart has taught at several schools in the system. She said education is the best job there is, and the benefits are endless.

During her tenure in Selma she has received the following awards: