Sandra Reid: Elementary School Principal

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Audra Tatum, Community News Editor

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Sandra Reid is hardly a new face around the Flomaton Elementary School campus anymore with one year already under her belt.  Reid transferred schools last year, going from the assistant principal at W.S. Neal Elementary School to principal at Flomaton Elementary School.

This will be Reid’s 25th year as an educator.  Her first job as a teacher was actually as a substitute for a teacher on maternity leave at Flomaton Elementary.  The following year, Reid got a job at W.S. Neal elementary where she remained for the next 22 years.  Reid taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and worked as a reading coach, resource teacher and a physical education teacher.  Reid was also assistant principal for four years before transferring to Flomaton.

Reid obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at West Florida and went back for her master’s degree at South Alabama. She also got her administration degree from South Alabama.

“There is not really any changes this year.” she said.  “The only major change this year is that the school got a new library and a computer lab with 28 new computers.” This created two new classrooms for the growing elementary school. By keeping up their enrollment, the elementary has managed to keep their two new teacher units they gained last year.

“It feels like home now,” she said, “I was a little worried about the transition but it went well.  I hope I’m at Flomaton a few more years.”