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Our Administrators

Matthew Parkin, Principal


Phone: 256.851.4550

Qualifications: B.S. Biology, University of South Alabama M.Ed. Secondary Science Education, University of South Alabama Teacher certification in 6-12 General Science Administrative Certificate in Instructional Leadership

I attended the University of South Alabama where I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology before
enrolling in the NOYCE Pathway to Math and Science alternative master’s program to receive my M.Ed.
in Secondary General Sciences. I eventually completed the requirements to add a certificate in
Instructional Leadership. I have taught Physical Science, Pre-AP and general Biology, Pre-AP and AP
Physics. During my time teaching, I also served as a coach in multiple capacities, including different
levels of football, basketball and volleyball. I spent a year as Science interventionist and ACT Specialist
before beginning my career in administration. I served as Assistant principal and athletic director for
Thomasville High School and Thomasville Middle School as well as 8 th grade assistant principal for Foley
Middle School.

My wife and I were married in 2014. We have 3 children, Madilyn, Rhett, and Allen. We are looking
forward to being active members of the Hazel Green community. I am very happy and beyond blessed
to be serving the students, faculty, and parents of Meridianville Middle School. Go Eagles!