The Magazine school board unanimously voted this recently to hire a Rattler alumni as the new elementary principal.

Karen Hart Gipson will be starting her new position with the district July 1.

Gipson graduated from Magazine and taught in the elementary school from 1996 until 2005 when she left to become an assistant principal and then principal for the Booneville School District. She was in administration at Booneville from 2005 until 2015.

She left Booneville and became the RTI and Dyslexia Specialist for Western Yell schools from 2015 to present.