By Barry H. Hendrix
Vickie Morris will return to the Thomasville City Schools (TCS) District as the new principal of Thomasville Elementary School. Her hiring was approved July 21 by the Thomasville City Board of Education.
Morris previously served as principal of Thomasville Middle School for four years, and also held the position of director of Curriculum and Instruction, Technology, and Testing for the Thomasville school system.
“Since I have always lived in Thomasville and am truly vested in the community of Thomasville and Thomasville City Schools, I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to be principal of Thomasville Elementary School,” Morris said.
“I have previously served as a reading coach, principal, and curriculum/technology director at Central Office for TCS, and I am beyond excited for the opportunity to come back and work as the new principal at TES. With over 30 years of experience in education and having been a teacher and principal, I realize the importance of supporting teachers and students while challenging them to reach their full potential.
“My goal is to always work as a team," she said. "…We, not I. It takes a lot of people working together to have a successful school and I plan to use all people and resources available to work to make Thomasville Elementary School the best school in the State of Alabama.
“I know there are some great teachers at TES,” Morris said, “and I will need their guidance and full support. The faculty and staff need to have a voice as it is their school and they have a vested interest in the success of all their students. I will always be an advocate for our teachers, students, and parents. I believe that teachers, students, and parents should have a voice as well as an active role in the school. Parents are a vital part of the school community and I want to work to make all of them feel needed and a part of their children’s education.
“No matter how challenging these uncertain times, I plan to work with teachers to continue to move TES forward.”
Morris received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in elementary education from the University of West Alabama in Livingston. She also completed her education administration degree as well.
She and her husband, Todd, have a daughter, Maryanna, a 2020 graduate of Thomasville High School, who will attend Mississippi State University this fall in Starkville.