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Sylacauga Board of Education extends Dr. Michele Eller’s contract as Superintendent


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Board of Education voted Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, to extend Dr. Michele Eller’s contract as Superintendent of Sylacauga City Schools for an additional three years, securing her leadership until June 2027.

Dr. Eller, who assumed the role in May 2021 after the departure of Dr. Jon Segars, has overseen significant milestones during her two and a half year tenure.

Under Eller’s leadership, Sylacauga schools continued navigating the challenges of COVID-19, implementing mask mandates along with e-learning and blended learning policies. She also spearheaded the adoption of new athletics and game-day procedures, enhancing both enjoyment and safety for attendees.

Dr. Eller’s commitment to educational excellence was recognized by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), as she completed the Certified Instructional Leader Program (CIL). Additionally, the Sylacauga City Schools system marked its 125th anniversary under her guidance.

Furthermore, Sylacauga was selected as an Alabama Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Cohort I school district, showcasing the district’s dedication to providing a high-quality educational experience for every student.

In Dr. Eller’s tenure, the school system has witnessed notable improvements in literacy and math testing scores, reinforcing her impact on the district’s academic achievements.

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