July 25, 2012 9:27:46 AM
Friday is the final curtain for West Lowndes High School Principal Clifford Reynolds.
Reynolds is retiring after more than 26 years to the state, including 16 years with the Lowndes County School District and four years at principal of WLHS.
"We appreciate Mr. Reynold's service to Lowndes County," Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright said Tuesday. "He is a fine man and we wish him the best in all his future endeavors. We consider him not only a fine employee, but a good friend. We will miss him, but we wish him continued success."
Reynolds was named principal of WLHS in 2008, after longtime administrator Roosevelt Bridges retired. He previously also served as a principal for five years in Oktibbeha County.
Reynolds will continue in school administration as an assistant principal at Sumter Central High School, a school of about 800 students in Sumter County, Ala.
"I began my career in Lowndes County schools and the children will always be special to me," Reynolds said. "There are many adults now in Lowndes County, who are successful citizens, and I had a hand in their development, as both a teacher and an administrator. That means a lot to me.
"I'm leaving with mixed emotions," he added. "But I'm optimistic about the latter days of my career, which will be in Alabama."
Wright said no replacement for Reynolds has been selected.
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