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LaFAYETTE – Two retiring Chambers County School District administrators, representing a combined 74 years of service, were presented plaques of appreciation Wednesday from the Board of Education.

Diane Sherriff has spent the past 25 years as Director of Special Education and Services. The previous 14 years she worked in various teaching capacities in Chambers County, after serving the first two years of her education career in Lee County.

“I’ve enjoyed working with wonderful students and a great staff of co-workers,” said Sherriff. “I will always have fond memories of the things we accomplished over the past two decades.”

Sherriff plans to spend more time with her family as she moves into retirement. She has been succeeded by former Fairfax Elementary School Principal Fran Groover.

Mike Frazier has been the school district’s Transportation and Maintenance Director since 2003, after serving as a teacher and baseball coach the previous 17 years.

“I’ve been getting up every morning at 4 a.m. I might sleep a little later now, but not much,” said Frazier.

Former Huguley Elementary School Principal Benji Mitchum is now serving as Frazier’s successor.

Shown in the photo above, from left, are Mike Frazier, Diane Sherriff, and Chambers County School Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge.

In other business Wednesday, Dr. Hodge presented her list of priority 2019-2020 capital outlay projects to the school board:

Complete renovations for a culinary arts classroom and replace a portion of the roof at the Chambers County Career Technical Center.

Replace the floor of a cooler at Fairfax Elementary School.

Remodel restrooms at Huguley Elementary School.

Land acquisition for a proposed consolidated high school.

And, school board member Jeffrey Finch was appointed to serve as the district’s delegate to the Alabama Association of School Boards Assembly December 5 – 7 in Birmingham. Board member Mary Terry will be the alternate delegate.

By David Bell

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