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Stewart accepts position in Georgia

By Michael Butler

Former Tallassee High School principal Chet Stewart has accepted the same position at Troup High School in Georgia. Stewart served as principal at THS during the Covid year of 2020. He was assistant principal from 2007 until 2019.

Troup is located in LaGrange. Stewart was one of five candidates interviewed.

Stewart has 27 years in education. He also taught in the classroom at the middle school and high school level in Wetumpka. He spent the last year teaching Algebra I at Troup.

"It had been 15 years since I'd been in the classroom," said Stewart. "It was a nice change."

Like many teachers and administrators who have preceded him, Stewart retired from Alabama and took the job across the state line.

"We moved to Opelika last year," he said. "My wife works in Montgomery. That was kind of the central move. I wasn't necessarily looking for a principal's job. I was having a good time getting home at a reasonable hour. I just said, 'Lord - what do you want me to do?' When he decides, it works out every time."

Stewart with THS student honorees in 2019 (from left): Bradyn Slaughter, Keangel DeVaughn, Giorgia Plebani, Madelyn Martin

Two committees convened during the selection process with the unanimous choice being Stewart.

"The Lord works in mysterious ways," he exclaimed.

Stewart, 50, is appreciative of his time in Tallassee where he spent the majority of his career.

"There are a lot of good people in Tallassee. I've got a lot of good memories. I can't tell you how many people have reached out. It's such an outpouring of support. Wherever I'm at, I want to serve."