ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise High School Principal Brent Harrison will be leaving his alma mater after accepting a position at Saraland High School.
After a Tuesday board meeting, Dr. Aaron Milner, superintendent of Saraland City Schools and former Enterprise superintendent, announced that Harrison will replace Beverly Spondike as principal. Spondike retired recently after working as an educator for 46 years.
“We are pleased to have someone with Mr. Harrison’s experience to lead Saraland High School as we begin a new chapter for the Spartans,” Milner said. “I have the utmost confidence he will make decisions based on the best interest of the nearly 1200 students under his care and provide exceptional leadership for his faculty and staff.”
Harrison has worked for 16 years as an educator, beginning as a history teacher and coach at Duluth High School. He would later work at EHS in a similar manner before becoming an assistant principal for the Wildcats.
He later spent a year as the principal of Charles Henderson High School in Troy before returning to EHS. Harrison went on to replace Matt Rodgers as principal when Rodgers became President of Enterprise State Community College.
Under Harrison, Enterprise say increased opportunities for College Board Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes. Remediation programs were also put in place to improve test scores among the student population.
Harrison said it was an honor to be selected as Saraland’s new principal.
“Saraland is one of only a few schools that would motivate me to leave Enterprise,” He said. “Obviously, filling the shoes of Mrs. Beverly Spondike will be challenging. Over the last ten years, Mrs. Spondike’s leadership was phenomenal on all accounts.”
He now looks forward to meeting his new staff and get to work.