MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison City School Board has approved Dr. Georgina P. Nelson as principal of Heritage Elementary School.
Nelson is replacing Lydia Davenport, who is retiring. A meet-and-greet will be planned for sometime in July for Nelson.
Nelson has been assistant principal at Madison Elementary in the 2012-2013 school year. Prior to that, she has held a variety of education administration positions.
She also worked at Discovery School from 1997-2002 as a teacher and reading coach. After she left Discovery, she went on to work for the State Department of Education, mostly for the Alabama Reading Initiative.
Nelson holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in education from Alabama A&M University and her Ed.S. and doctorate degree in elementary education from UA with a major in Literacy Education and a minor in Education Research.
Her doctoral work at UA was cited by Florida when it was developing its Reading Initiative. She has done multiple presentations to various groups including the International Reading Association and the National Association for Secondary School principals.
She is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has held similar positions for UA and Athens State University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Elementary Teacher Of the Year for the Madison City School System.