City schools hire special education coordinator

Published 5:18 pm Friday, September 23, 2011

The Demopolis City Board of Education voted Friday to hire Kimberly Logan as its new Special Education Coordinator.

A native of Fayette, Logan has spent the last several years with the Tupelo, Miss. City School System. She is currently a special education supervisor and teacher at Parkway Elementary School, a K-2 school.

“She comes highly, highly recommended,” Superintendent of Education Dr. Al Griffin said. “Her credentials are impeccable.”

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Logan, who was one of five applicants called to interview for the vacancy created by the departure of Martha McKnight, earned her bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi.

“I’m an Alabama girl,” Logan said of her excitement to join the Demopolis system. “I’m excited about being closer to home and I’m excited about the opportunity in Demopolis – the opportunity to continue to work in special education.”

Griffin noted her fluency in Response to Intervention (RTI) as one of the most attractive parts of Logan’s resume.

“She’s an RTI expert,” he said. “She’s going to be a big part of implementing RTI here. She really brings a lot to the table.”

Logan is expected to begin her new role in Demopolis in mid-to-late-October pending certification by the State of Alabama.

“I have a passion for special education and curriculum,” she said. “I really love it.”