Dothan City Schools accepts Edwards’ resignation, names Dennis Coe as acting superintendent

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Chairman Mike Schmitz and Chief Operations Officer, Dr. Dennis Coe held a press conference with the media to further discuss Edwards’s resignation and Coe’s future as the acting superintendent.


The board has voted to accept Dr. Phyllis Edwards’ resignation and name Dr. Dennis Coe as the acting superintendent.

Several board members thanked Edwards for her service, saying she has contributed greatly to the system’s success in the two and a half years she worked for DCS.

“Together under Dr. Edwards, we have accomplished more in two years than we have in 10-15 years,” District 3 Susan Vierkandt said.

District Two Board Member Franklin Jones also addressed leaks from the central office, which prematurely released the news of Edwards’ resignation that was discussed in executive session.

“There has been nothing confidential in the central office,” Jones said.

He also said the purpose of the board is the serve the city’s children and not violate their own policies.

“That’s not us,” he said.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan City School Board has moved to accept Dr. Phyllis Edward’s resignation.

The movement was made by board member Brenda Guildford and is now being followed by a reading of Edwards’ letter of resignation.

We will continually update this page with other updates, including a press conference after the board meeting.

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