Dr. Harold W. Dodge obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in History/Social Studies and a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He earned his Doctorate in Education from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He began his career teaching social studies and psychology in the Chesapeake City School System, Chesapeake, Virginia. Throughout his career Dr. Dodge has served as an elementary, middle, and senior high school principal. He began the next phase of his career as superintendent of schools for the University City School System, University City, Missouri, Montgomery County School System and Cumberland County School System, both in Virginia. Dr. Dodge was superintendent of schools for a decade for the Mobile County Public School System and was awarded the prestigious Superintendent of the Year for Alabama award while serving in Mobile. Under his leadership, the Mobile County Public School System grew to almost 70,000 students and over 9,000 employees making it the largest public school system in Alabama. Subsequent to his career as superintendent, he was an administrator at the University of South Alabama and continues to teach part-time in the School of Education. Since moving to Mobile he has served and continues to serve in leadership roles on various non-profit boards and committees Dr. Dodge came to Prichard Prep in August 2018 as Interim Principal.
Portia Green, a native of McIntosh, Alabama, has been a part of Prichard Preparatory School since 2011. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mobile and was recently awarded her MBA from Columbia Southern University.
A lifelong resident of Mobile, Sandra Earnest Dunaway joined the administration of PPS in February 2017. Previous to joining PPS she devoted her 27-year career to developing, implementing and managing Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Mobile, a division of Lifelines Counseling Services, a non-profit, United Way agency. As Director, she worked diligently to ensure that consumers in the south Alabama area had access to financial education and counseling. As part of her role as Director, Ms. Dunaway obtained funding as a grant writer/manager and focused on developing community partnerships and collaborations.
Throughout her career, Sandra has served on various national, regional, state and local non-profit boards and currently serves on the Agape Board for the GreekFest Charity Gala, is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for Bank On South Alabama and recently served as a member of the Community Development Financial Institution Advisory Board for United Bank. Ms. Dunaway was honored as a Kiwanis Fellow and a Distinguished Club President for the Airport-Metro Kiwanis Club. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Mobile class of 2000. Ms. Dunaway attended The University of South Alabama and graduated from Faulkner University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Richelle Dingle, a native of Moss Point, Mississippi, retired after 25 years of serving in Municipal Government in an Administrative capacity. She attended Alcorn State University where she was an English/Communications major.