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LaFAYETTE – The Chambers County Board of Education has unanimously approved the appointment of Andrew Leak to the position of Principal at Five Points School. Leak, who has served the past five years as Assistant Principal at Valley High School, will replace Rhonda Givins, who retired at the end of the 2017-2018 school year after serving 18 years at Five Points.


            “I’m very excited about this opportunity to continue the tradition of greatness that has been established at Five Points, and I look forward to exploring new opportunities as we move forward,” said Leak. “I also want to concentrate on building new relationships with parents and the community.”


            Leak was one of 30 applicants for the job, which was narrowed to three finalists.


            “During our concluding interviews with the top candidates, it became apparent to all members of the selection committee that Mr. Leak would be the perfect fit at Five Points,” said school superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge. “We extend our best wishes as he begins this new challenge in his educational career.”


            Leak is a graduate of Valley High School, and obtained his Bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Education from Auburn University. He also earned a Master of Instructional Leadership degree from Troy University, and completed his residency at Fairfax Elementary School.


            Leak began his teaching career in Chambers County as a Physical Education instructor at W. F. Burns Middle School in 2004, before moving to Valley High School. He has also served as the school district’s Energy Manager since 2007, helping to reduce overall utility costs more than $3.7 million between 2007 and 2017.


            Leak is the son of former Valley Mayor Arnold Leak and current Chambers County School Board member Vicki Leak, who abstained from voting on his new appointment.

By David Bell

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