Walker’s impact still being felt

Published 5:27 pm Thursday, February 26, 2009

George Walker was principal at Maplesville High School for 41 years. He has lived in Chilton County for 44 years and has put in over 50 years in education including working for the Chilton County Board of Education.

Walker is the father of two sons one of which is deaf. He said that his son had to be put into special schools for his disability and through that experience he found that he wanted to be part of the Board of Education where he could help other children who were in need.

During his free time Walker enjoys playing golf and hunting. Every year he and a friend or two travel down to Mexico where they dove hunt.

“I love to dove hunt. My friends and I used to hunt close by but over the years the doves have slowly diminished and so we had to move our location. Now we travel to a lodge in Mexico where we will bring home at least 40 to 50 doves,” he said.

Walker said that he and the other members of the Board of Education have been working together to work out the proration problem with the schools within the county. He said that we are a strong county when it comes to education and he has high hopes for the recovery of the county schools.