Mrs.  Tonya  Bozeman
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Meet The Principal, Mrs. Tonya Dukes Bozeman



Tonya Dukes Bozeman 





EDUCATION:          Doctoral Student

                                    University of WestFlorida

Curriculum and Instruction/Administrative Studies


                                    Educational Specialist


                                    Educational Administration


Master of Arts

                                    University of Alabama

                                    Language Arts


                                    Bachelors of Science in Education

University of Alabama

                                    Language Arts


EXPERIENCE:        Principal                                                         June 2017 – present

                                    Inaugural Principal of Southside Preparatory Magnet Academy


Principal/Curriculum Instructor                 June 2007 – May 2017

                                    Evergreen Elementary School /Conecuh County Board of Education


·         Guide development, implementation and evaluation of preservice and inservice training programs for professional development, curriculum and instructional services

·         Adjust curriculum and schedule classes to meet the needs of all children

·         Attend, supervise, and evaluate all school sponsored activities.

·         Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline, ensuring due process for students

·         Lead curriculum studies and workshops

·         Observe and evaluate faculty and staff regarding student performance

·         Conduct analysis of instructional programs and materials

·         Exercise proficiency in fiscal management and human relations

·         Make data driven decisions

·         Assist in recruiting, screening, selecting, and assisting school’s certified and classified staff


                                    Assistant Principal                                        August 2002 – July 2004

                                    HillcrestHigh School                                      April 2005 – June 2007


·         Discipline and School Management

·         Conduct instructional orientation program for new school personnel

·         Coordinate and maintain necessary record keeping

·         Assume responsibility for office school correspondences and news releases

·         Communicate requirements of AYP, ACT, AHSGE, NCLB, Educate Alabama, Alabama Course of Study, RTI, STI, 504 and IDEA-B to staff

·         Evaluate lesson plans and check grade books for compliance of system’s policy on grading, promotion, and retention and provide corrective actions

·         Monitor instructional and classroom management, curriculum and program development

·         Coordinate, conduct, supervise and lead school assemblies

·         Coordinate distance learning program

·         Summer school principal


Alternative School Director                          August 2004 – March 2005

                                    ConecuhCounty Board of Education           


·         Collaborate with teachers to meet instructional goals

·         Supervise overall alternative setting

·         Provide individual, differentiated instructions to students in grades 3rd  -12th in all subjects

·         Implement behavioral management system for at-risk students

·         Conduct admission and dismissal procedures with parents and students

·         Provide thorough readmittance/transitional service back to the regular school setting

·         Provide safe, orderly environment that facilitates teaching and learning


                                    English Teacher                                            August 1996 – August 2002

                                    HillcrestHigh School

·         Instruct students utilizing guidelines from state, local, and state standards

·         Maintain accurate and up-to-date records

·         Effectively apply effective teaching methodology and enforce high standards.

·         Communicate with stakeholders on applicable issues

·         Assist students in career planning

·         Implement classroom management procedures that ensure safety, supports student introspection, and creates environment conducive for instructions

                                    English/Language Arts Teacher                  August 1993 – August 1995

                                    HoltHigh School (Tuscaloosa, AL)



ACTIVITIES:           Senior Graduation Coordinator                      Varsity Track Coach

Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor                          Senior Class Sponsor

Homecoming Activities Coordinator              Newspaper Sponsor (Jags Roar)

                                    Journalism Sponsor                                         Varsity Danceline Sponsor



·         Introduced and created Conecuh County Schools’ first bound teacher and student handbooks. (Hillcrest High)

·         Coordinated and supervised in-school math tutoring program (Hillcrest High)

·         Elementary after-school tutoring program utilizing high school students

·         Designed system wide math analysis data forms for school district math improvement (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Established National Elementary Honor Society (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Published first newspaper and newsletter (Hillcrest High)

·         Established first awards ceremony and Career Day (Evergreen Elementary)

·         In-school Girl Scouts program (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Off-campus Boy Scouts program (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Monthly Writing Contests (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Initiated 5th Grade Play (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Initiated Summer Packets (Evergreen Elementary)

·         Coordinated ChessClubAcademy with Local Pastors

·         In-School Dance Classes

·         In-School Math Tutoring Service Project

·         School Facebook Account

·         Coordinated Backpack Weekend Ministry with Local Churches

·         Intitiated In-school Arts Program

·         Began Monthly parent meeting  



·         National Beta Club/National Elementary Honor Society

·         Career Day

·         Outdoor Play Day – Each grade level provided an outdoor theatre                           performance

·         Mr. & Mrs. Merry Christmas Pageant

·         Parent Monthly calendar

·         Extracurricular activity - Lil Mac Basketball clinic

·         Instituted Mid-Year and End-of-Year Awards Ceremony



·         AlabamaTorchbearerSchool

·         Educational Leadership Award (NAACP)



·         Office of School Readiness (Received $360,000 for additional pre-k program)

·         Modern Woodmen Matching Grant $5000 for Torchbearer Award

·         Ala-Tom (Received $1000 for beautification project)

·         Senator Hank Sanders (Received up to $10,000 for instructional and arts program)

·         Alabama State Department of Education (Received up to $30,000 for meeting and advancing the challenges in high poverty schools)

·         Representative Thomas Jackson (Received $6,000 for general school use)

·         Mobile Council of Arts (Received arts scholarship that afforded arts program to all students in grades 2nd – 5th)

·         Ala-Tom (Received $1000 for EES beautification project)

·         Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant ($10,000 for EES playground project)

·         Ala-Tom (Received $2,400 for SPMA playground project)




·         CLAS (Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools)

·         National Association of Professional Women

·         (AEA) Alabama Education Association

·         (NEA) National Association of Middle School Principals



·         AlabamaTorchbearer Principal

·         CLAS (Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools) Recruitment Coordinator

·         Youth Director (Centennial No. I BaptistChurch)

·         Minister of Music (Centennial No. I BaptistChurch)



I am married to Russell Bozeman and we share 5 children – Corey, Celeste, Desmond, Krystia, and Isaiah.