Taylor Matheson, a science teacher at Thomasville Middle School, has resigned to take a teaching position with the Thomasville campus of Coastal Alabama Community College.
She thanked the Thomasville City Board of Education Oct. 5 for their support during her time with the school system.
“You all do so much for our community, teachers, administration, and most importantly, students, she said. “Thank you for always focusing on what is best for the students. I appreciate that as a teacher.”
Addressing Garth Moss, Thomasville city school superintendent, “it has been a pleasure to work for you. You are so present in our schools and available to our staff, administration, and teachers. In the time that I worked for you, I feel that I could go to you and trust you with anything. …You care about the people that work for you.
“(The TMS school administration) supported me as a young teacher and helped me to develop as an educator,” Matheson said. “I surely do not feel, that the opportunity I have recently been presented with, would have been possible without their help. I appreciate that they have pushed me to be the best educator that I can be. I have learned things at TMS that I will carry with me forever.
“…We have the best students here in Thomasville. I truly believe it. That is what made my decision really hard - to leave. I have fallen in love with them like they are my own. They work so hard and are so smart and talented.
“I hope in the small amount of time I have had with the students at TMS they saw how special they really are,” she said. “…I have always told my students that they can do anything and be whoever they dream to be if they are willing to work hard to achieve it. I feel like it is time for me to follow my own advice at this time – and go where the Lord has opened the door with an incredible opportunity for my family.
“…I’m a Tiger! I’ll always be a Tiger!”
In other action from the Oct. 5 meeting, the board approved a resolution that will make the bank loan from local SmartBank for the current TRANE energy savings project qualified as tax-exempt.
The board also approved a revision of the 2021-2022 salary schedules.