(WIAT)-- - Jennifer Abney has been named the new principal at Magnolia Elementary School in Trussville, according to a release from the school system.
Abney participated in a principal mentorship program in the Spring of 2018, during which time she served as acting principal for two weeks.
"Ms. Abney knows the faculty and staff and fell in love with the students and the school during the mentorship experience. With school starting soon, we are proud to name Ms. Abney as the new principal because of her expertise, familiarity, and experience at Magnolia and in Trussville City Schools," Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill said.
Abney will have a "Meet the Teacher" event at the school as well as a "Popsicles with the Principal" event before school starts.
"I am so excited for the opportunity to serve as principal at Magnolia Elementary School," Abney said.