Sheffield takes job with state department

Published 11:23 am Thursday, December 19, 2019

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Clanton Intermediate Assistant Principal Roger Sheffield will be leaving to work for the Alabama Department of Education.

“It’s a bittersweet promotion,” Sheffield said, commenting that his time in Chilton County has prepared him well.

He said he is “very blessed and excited” for the opportunity.

“The opportunity for me to grow even more presented itself at the state level,” Sheffield said.

Sheffield will be working in the state department’s student assessment division, primarily focusing on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The NAEP is used to compare state’s education to one another.

In his role, Sheffield will be traveling to schools across Alabama as well as in other state to see best practices, training and share ideas on testing.

Sheffield said the position will give him the chance to have a greater impact on education in the state.

“Education continues to change, and I am glad to be a part of it,” Sheffield said.

Sheffield’s resignation was approved at a Dec. 18 Chilton County board of Education meeting and will be effective Jan. 1.

“It’s been good,” Sheffield said.

He has worked in Chilton County Schools for the past 23 years serving as assistant principal of Thorsby, Maplesville and Clanton Intermediate.

He thanked the board members and those he has worked with, whether faculty or students, for the impact that they have made in his life.