University Charter School names Dunn principal, Mosley athletic director and first football coach
LIVINGSTON, Ala.—University Charter School will start the next academic year with a new principal, Meghan Davis Dunn, and a new athletic director, Sam Mosely.
Dunn previously served as the school’s guidance counselor since its opening. With this, she has been the school’s system test coordinator and 504 coordinator, overseeing the school’s ADA compliance. Her responsibilities have included student discipline, development and implementation of the character development program, enrollment verification, student schedules, counseling for students and teachers, and collaboration with parents to enhance student experiences.
Before coming to UCS, Dunn was at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Ala., first as a mathematics teacher for three years, then promoted to instructional partner for two years, and ninth grade counselor in her final year at EHS. She taught for one academic year each at Russell County Middle School and New Brockton High School. In all of these roles, her work has been driven by a primary goal of student success.
“We have tremendous confidence in Mrs. Dunn’s leadership and the excitement she brings to the role of principal,” said Dr. J.J. Wedgworth, head of school at UCS. “She is energetic and innovative, and she has already demonstrated exemplary leadership and dedication to every capacity in which she has served.”
Dunn is a 2010 graduate of Auburn University, holding a bachelor of science in secondary mathematics education. She earned a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama in 2016 and is set to complete a post-master’s certificate in instructional leadership in May from UWA.
“I am excited to have this opportunity to serve as principal and contribute to the school’s administrative and instructional leadership team,” Dunn said. “I am committed to assisting in the design and implementation of purposeful and meaningful learning experiences for our students while also providing necessary support for our teachers while we work to provide our students with high quality instruction. Working with students and their parents to ensure that they have the best possible experience at UCS is very important to me, and I look forward to serving in this role.”
UCS has also named a new athletic director, Sam Mosley, who will also teach physical education and health and oversee the school’s growing athletic programs. Mosely’s coaching career started on the UWA football team as a graduate assistant coach in 2009.
“Naming an athletic director is a huge step forward for UCS in our goal to provide competitive athletic opportunities to our students,” Wedgworth said. “We have spent our founding year laying a foundation for the athletic programs that our students and their families enjoy most, and we have seen exceptional discipline and teamwork among our student-athletes. We know that Coach Mosley will help take Trailblazer Athletics to the next level.”
Mosley taught and coached for one year at Sweet Water High School, then Wilcox Academy, then he spent four years at Leroy High School. At Leroy, Mosley taught K-12 physical education, 9th-12th athletics, and coached football. From Leroy, he went to Demopolis City Schools, where he taught career prep and health education, physical education, and has coached football.
“It is an incredible honor for me to have the opportunity to coach the first UCS Trailblazer football team and to guide the school’s athletic programs as the AD,” Mosley said. “There is so much enthusiasm, talent, and dedication among our students, and I am excited about the potential they have as competitors with the support they’ll have from their families and the UCS community. We have some great opportunities in front of us, and Trailblazer Athletics will move forward full-speed ahead.”
Mosley holds a 2010 bachelor of science in physical education from UWA. He was a four-year letterman in football at UWA and was voted a team captain during his senior year.
In addition to Dunn and Mosley, UCS will also add new elementary teachers included Brittany Alsabrook, Ebonee Spinks, and Whitney Mosley, and some additional positions are still pending a decision. Current teacher Danielle Tatum will assume the role of pre-k lead teacher.
For more information on University Charter School and enrollment, call 205-652-3848 or visit universitycharterschool.org.