Yvonne Swift, employed with the Jacksonville City School System for the past 15 years, is taking her association with the system to another level. Swift has been named vice principal at Kitty Stone Elementary School. She will begin her new duties when school starts in the fall.

Swift has held several positions with the system. As vice principal at Jacksonville High for the past eight years, she’s worked with seventh and eighth grade teachers, students and parents. She was also assistant athletics coordinator for the high school athletic programs. During her tenure a teacher t JHS, she taught physical education, science and coached volleyball, softball and tennis.

After graduating from Saks High School, Swift enrolled at Jacksonville State University where she received a degree in business. She returned to JSU in 1988 to work on her master’s and teaching certification.

She taught three years at The Donoho School and six years in the Calhoun County System before going to JHS in 1999.

“When first approached about the position of vice principal at Kitty Stone Elementary, I had never really considered elementary education as part of my career path,” she said. “But still, I was very interested. As I thought about the great opportunity for professional growth and the fact that I would remain in this wonderful school system, I couldn’t let it slip by.”

Swift said she feels fortunate to be a part of the Jacksonville School System and community and can’t think of a better move to make.

“I believe the transition will be easy,” she said. “I’m very excited and look forward to working with the Kitty Stone faculty and staff as well as the students and parents.”

She said when her announcement was made that she had the job at Kitty Stone, she was happy to receive emails and messages of congratulations from faculty and staff there.

Swift’s son, J. W. Swift II, is a graduate of Auburn University and is employed with BB&T Bank in Anniston.

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