Steele Junior High School has a new principal after Lisa Glasgow was named to the position by the St. Clair Board of Education last week.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity,” Glasgow said. “I’m anxious to get to know the community of Steele, the faculty and students at the school. I know it’s a good school, and I want to keep things going.”

Glasgow replaces Judy Dixon, who retired at the end of the previous school year.

This is Glasgow’s first time being a principal. For the past two years, she was the assistant principal at Ashville Elementary School.

Glasgow has been in education for 20 years. She graduated from St. Clair County High School in 1989, attended Jeff State and then transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Her first six years were at Moody Middle School, with the past 14 years at Ashville Elementary School.

Glasgow knows the school she is about to be in charge of is quite different from what she has been accustomed to.

“There were a little over 400 students at AES,” Glasgow said. “They had a large faculty. This will be half the student body size and less faculty. I think the challenge will be that I will have to do a lot more on my own because there are just not that many support positions. I do feel I have had a lot of experience with a lot of different roles and I am ready for that challenge.”

Glasgow said she will truly miss her friends at Ashville Elementary School.

“I know I will have a great support network from the other principals in the county school system.”

Glasgow and her husband, Allan, have been married for 20 years. They have two children, Emily, 17, a senior at Ashville High School, and Fisher, 11, a sixth-grade student at Ashville Middle School. 

St. Clair Schools Superintendent Jenny Seals said Glasgow is an energetic person who is full of life.

“We are very excited to have her at Steele,” Seals said. “The committee was very pleased with her interview, and I know she will bring some wonderful curriculum and technology ideas to the school.” 

Contact Gary Hanner at ghanner@thestclairnews.com.