New Dothan High School Principal

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.


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  • by KL Location: Entrprise on May 5, 2009 at 02:15 PM
    Nice to see someone was picked due to ability and not on one's race like the criminal who was just fired as principal. What a refreshing change.
  • by Patriot Location: Houston County on May 5, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    Great hire! This young man exhibits a terrific attitude and I am sure he will do well.
  • by Vera Location: Hartford on May 4, 2009 at 11:05 PM
    I am so glad to know that Mr. Humphrey will be the new principal of Dothan High School. He will bring in a better sort of value system than the last few have had. He is still young enough to relate to the students, but old and seasoned enough to get them to do what he needs them to do. The uniform policy will also help in the dicipline area I believe. This is the dawn of a new day for Dothan High School. I hope that it is welcomed. Good Luck, I wish you well Mr. Humphrey and all Dothan High School students and faculity.
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