ECMS Principal Bolden retiring this year

Students returning to Escambia County Middle School in Atmore next fall will see a new principal after the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the retirement of Principal Debra Bolden during Tuesday's board meeting.

Bolden, a native of Birmingham, served as principal at ECMS for four years, from 2016 to 2020.

“We made a lot of progress during that time,” said Bolden. “I worked with a very dedicated, hard-working staff and the community supported us. Because of them and the central office staff in Atmore, we were able to provide students with opportunities in Atmore that other sc...