Peterson looking to positively impact students

Published 11:55 am Monday, February 27, 2023

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

A desire to work in a closer-knit atmosphere prompted Robert Peterson to apply for the assistant principal position at Chilton County High School.

After being approved by the Chilton County Board of Education on Feb. 21, his first day will be March 13.

“I wanted to have more of a personal influence on the learning environment,” Peterson said.

He comes from the Autauga County Technology Center in Autauga County Schools where he was the Jobs for American Graduates coordinator. Prior to that, he was the ACTC macroeconomics teacher for four years.

As an assistant principal, Peterson is looking forward to being able to work more closely with students at a smaller school and know the community and faculty better. He also wants to see the different styles CCHS teachers use to be able help other teachers, and “build a learning community within the school itself.”

Peterson first started working in education as a tutor in 1999.

“I fell in love with history. I fell in love with economics,” Peterson said. “My grandmother always said that I had a good way of disseminating information, so it was kind of like a merger of a gift and a passion for learning. The gift to teach, but a passion to learn more.”

Peterson will replace Wes Dunsieth, whose resignation was also accepted during the Feb. 21 meeting as being effective Feb. 11. Dunseith had been in the role since 2019.