Gulf Shores announces Dr. Alicia Early as principal of Gulf Shores Elementary School


Gulf Shores City Schools is excited to announce Dr. Alicia Early as the new principal of Gulf Shores Elementary School. Early comes to Gulf Shores after serving as principal of Robertsdale Elementary for the last three years. She began her career as a special education and elementary teacher in Auburn City Schools. After spending five years as a teacher, Early began her career in administration at Gulf Shores Elementary school. She served four years as an assistant principal at Gulf Shores Elementary before becoming the principal at Robertsdale Elementary.

Early is married to Marcu Early who is the Transportation and Safety Coordinator for Gulf Shores City Schools. They share three daughters together (Christian, Mackenzie and Sophia) along with a son-in-law (Arden). Early attended Auburn University where she graduated with a B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education along with a M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration.

“Dr. Early has an outstanding reputation as a school leader. Her experience in elementary curriculum, special education and school culture will be valuable as we continue to strive for excellence at Gulf Shores Elementary School,” said Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin.

Early will begin her tenure as principal of Gulf Shores Elementary July 1.