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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Principals Tolbert and Lang to lead Williamson High School

Mr. Jeffrey Tolbert will remain principal of Williamson High School. Mr. Kirven Lang will be principal of the Middle Grades Preparatory Academy.

Mr. Tolbert has long been a Williamson Lion, having graduated from the school in 1986. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Southern University and A&M College, a master's degree in math from Alabama State University and administration certification from the University of South Alabama.

He has more than 20 years of education experience, starting as a math teacher and technology coordinator at B.C. Rain High School. He worked his way up to assistant principal at LeFlore and Williamson high schools, and he was named principal of Williamson High School in 2015.

He is a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and has served in both the United States Air Force and Marines.

At Williamson, Mr. Tolbert has set a goal to focus on high levels of student achievement and student accountability. He believes strongly that Williamson High School holds many distinguished honors in academics, athletics and the arts of which parents, students, teachers and the community can be proud.

Success depends on three things: Teamwork between school and home; students putting forth their best effort in classwork, homework and in their behavior; and teachers and staff going the extra mile to see that students get the education necessary to succeed in life.

Mr. Lang is a native Mobilian and a product of Mobile County Public Schools, where he graduated in 1979 from Davidson High School.

Lang continued his education by attending the University of South Alabama, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1983. He served nine years in the military, including five in the Marines and four in the Army. He served in South Korea and in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.

Staff Sergeant Lang returned home in 1992 to pursue a career in education, earning a teaching certification in social science (1994) and a master's degree in education administration (2006), both from the University of South Alabama.

Mr. Lang has more than 20 years of educational experience with Mobile County Public Schools, including as a para-professional, social studies teacher, football, basketball and softball coach, athletic director, assistant principal and principal.

Highlights of his career include being selected as Mae Eanes Middle School's Teacher of the Year in 1996, coaching two State Championship football teams (Blount High school in 1996 and 1997), and numerous County and Area Championship teams (Blount, LeFlore and Mae Eanes). He has presented at High Schools That Work annual staff development conferences and was instrumental in starting two Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapters in MCPSS.


Since his high school days, Mr. Lang has had a passion for coaching, mentoring and community involvement. He has used that passion to develop his core beli

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