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R.F. Middle School Principal Tamala Maddox has been named president of the Alabama Association of Middle School Principals.
R.F. Bumpus Middle School Principal Tamala Maddox has been named president of the Alabama Association of Middle School Principals, an affiliate organization of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).
As president, Maddox will facilitate positive educational leadership and help be a voice for middle school principals across Alabama.
"As president, I am responsible for coordinating meetings with our Executive Board. I find that this meeting hierarchy is an outstanding way to have our message reach members on a more personal level,” Maddox said.
She will attend CLAS Board meetings as a non-voting member then share that knowledge with the group’s Executive Board. The Executive Board has charged the district presidents to hold at least quarterly meetings with members and aspiring administrators in their district, Maddox said. The advocacy group often partners with the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AAMSP) and other groups in order to be a statewide voice for students, parents, teachers and parents with the Alabama Legislature.
AAMSP has more than 400 members in schools of various configurations from K-8 to K-12 and 7-8. Maddox has been a member of AAMSP since 2003. She has served in various roles for the organization, including treasurer, vice-president and president-elect.
Maddox has been an educator since 1991. She joined the Hoover City Schools System in 2000 and was named principal of R.F. Bumpus Middle School in 2011.