The Dothan Board of Education unanimously agreed on a recommendation for a new principal at Dothan High Monday.
Matt Humphrey will take the lead role after serving as assistant principal of Dothan High School for the past 3 years. Most recently Humphrey has assumed the role of interim principal, after former principal Andrew Sewell was arrested after charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Humphrey says he is ready for the challenge of turning around negative perceptions.
"We have gone through some professional development and we have some different policies and procedures we are going to be putting into place next year to change the perception and the culture of Dothan High School," says Humphrey.
"Let me be the first to say I have been there for 3 years, through the thick and thin, and it has been a wonderful place to work," he added. "The teachers are extraordinary and the students are wonderful. And its time we showcase that."
Humphrey has been with Dothan City Schools for 10 years. He was in the classroom at Girard Middle School for five years, before eventually becoming assistant principal there.