Randolph County and Roanoke City students will start the new school year with three new elementary school principals and two assistant prinicpals looking out for them.
Tena Music - Knight-Enloe
Tena Musick is the new principal of Knight-Enloe Elementary School. She has been in education for 24 years and an assistant principal for over eight years.
Mrs. Musick has been married to her husband, Tommy, for 35 years. They have two married children and one grandson, Adam and Vanessa Musick, and Justin, Mandy and Landon Cardell.
Mrs. Musick graduated with honors from the University of West Georgia, where she earned a BS degree, Med degree and SEd degree. She also obtained Gifted Certification, Leadership Certification and SST Endorsement Certification. Mrs. Musick was nominated for the 2008 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science teaching and was honored as Georgia Youth Science Technology Center's 2006 Science Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Musick lives in Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Musick stated that she is extremely honored and excited to work with the great staff at Knight-Enloe to continue the tradition of excellence.
Linda Crim - Knight-Enloe
Linda Crim is the new assistant principal at Knight-Enloe Elementary School.
She is from Valley and resides in LaGrange, Ga. Ms. Crim has two children, Angel, 15, and Isaiah, 6.
She has worked as an English teacher at LaFayette High School for ten years, Handley High School's assistant principal for five years, three years as principal of Handley Middle School, six years at the Central Office as supervisor of alternative services, and is excited to begin the upcoming school year as Central Office's at-risk coordinator and assistant principal of Knight-Enloe Elementary School.
Ms. Crim is looking forward to working with Mrs. Musick and the KES family. She believes a great education begins with developing a solid foundation in early childhood. She looks forward to working with parents and students to provide a safe, engaging and encouraging environment for everyone.
Logan Cofield - Wedowee Elementary
Logan Cofield is the new principal of Wedowee Elementary School.
Mr. Cofield received his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 2010, master's degree from LaGrange College in 2014, and received a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Auburn University in 2016.
Mr. Cofield began his teaching career at Handley Middle School, where he taught seventh-grade social studies and served as an assistant football coach, head girls' basketball coach and assistant softball coach. In 2011 he was a part of the 3A Football State Championship as an assistant coach at Handley High School.
After leaving Handley, Mr. Cofield went to Wadley High School and taught history for two years and served as assistant principal for two years. While at Wadley, he served as the defensive coordinator and head basketball coach. As defensive coordinator, Mr. Cofield was part of three regional championships and a semifinal appearance in 2017. In 2017, Wadley's defense was ranked #1 in the state in all classifications 1A-7A. As head basketball coach, Wadley advanced to the Sweet 16 during the 2016-2017 season, and then to the Elite 8 in the 2017-2018 season. In July 2018, Mr. Cofield was named Wadley High School's athletic director for the 2018-2019 school year before being named principal at Wedowee Elementary in May 2019.
Mr. Cofield is married to Hannah Cofield, who teaches kindergarten at Wadley High School, and they have two daughters, Collins, 5, and Whitley, 2.
Dr. Debbie McCauley - Woodland Elementary
Dr. Debbie McCauley is the new principal at Woodland Elementary School.
Dr. McCauley is a 1991 graduate of Bibb County High School in Centreville. She attended Lawson State Community College in Birmingham on a full athletic basketball scholarship and graduated with an associate of arts in health, recreation and physical education. She attended Miles College, also located in Birmingham, for two years and majored in elementary education. She later transferred to Talladega College and had to change her major to secondary education because the College of Education at Talladega did not offer elementary education at the time. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in secondary education with a concentration in English in May 1998.
Dothan City Schools hired her as an English teacher in 1998. She taught English for 16.5 years and then was hired as an instructional coach for the last half of her 17th year with the district at Dothan High School. In addition to teaching English language arts, she served as an assistant coach for the Dothan High Lady Tigers from 1998-2008. She then became head basketball coach during the 2008-2009 basketball season and served until she became the ninth-grade coordinator and assistant principal at Northview High School during the summer of 2016. She loved basketball, but she had to give it up to pursue her goal of becoming an administrator with the district. In between teaching and coaching duties, Dr. McCauley completed her master of arts in administration and supervision in August 2008 from the University of Phoenix. After three years, she enrolled at Argosy University and later completed her doctorate in educational leadership in 2015. She spent the last three years as assistant principal at Northview High School (Dothan City Schools) before accepting her new role as principal at Woodland Elementary School. Dr. McCauley spent 20 years as an educator with Dothan City Schools.
Amy Richardson - Wadley High
Amy Richardson is the new assistant principal at Wadley High School.
Mrs. Richardson has most recently served the Randolph County School System as a ninth- and 11th-grade English teacher at Randolph County High School and has sponsored the after-school art club. This past year, she also contracted with Talladega College's education department in preparing future teachers with the implementation of instructional technology.
Mrs. Richardson has served the school system as a career preparedness teacher and a K-12 instructional coach, has served in the district's new teacher support program, and has served as a first-grade teacher.
Mrs. Richardson graduated from Handley High School in 1994. She earned a bachelor's degree in K-6 Elementary at Jacksonville State University (JSU) in 2006, gained an English K-12 certification in 2017, earned a master's degree in instructional leadership at JSU in 2017, and has recently completed the National Board Certification Process.
Mrs. Richardson is a Randolph County native and is the daughter of Donnie and Brenda Hinkle of Roanoke. She is married to Jeff Richardson (from Woodland) and will celebrate their 24th anniversary this August. Her daughter, Auburn Potts (married to Nick Potts), recently graduated Southern Union State Community College as a registered nurse. Her son, Jacob Richardson, is engaged to Raegan Walker (from Ashland) and will graduate SUSCC as a paramedic this fall.
Amy is passionate about learning and helping others. She considers it a blessing to be back at the school where she completed her student teaching - Wadley High School! Go Bulldogs!