In a front-page story in today’s edition of The Birmingham News, Dr. Pattie Neill of our Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies admits that she knew she wanted to be a teacher when she helped a classmate learn vocabulary words.  She was six years old.  Since those early days, Dr. Neill’s career has encompassed virtually every aspect of public school education, and for the next six months she will be the interim superintendent for the Trussville schools.  Best wishes to her as she undertakes this important assignment.

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