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Salem Elementary School

3486 County Road 3

Orrville, Alabama 36767

(334) 996-8636


Chinita Irby has been employed with the Dallas County Public School System since August 2006.  Currently, Chinita is the principal of Salem Elementary School, Orrville, Alabama.  She served as the assistant principal at Southside High School. She taught 6th grade Literature at Tipton-Durant Middle School and grades 3 and 5 at Shiloh Elementary School and Sixth Grade Academy. Chinita  has  served as Technology Coordinator and Technology Instructor for grades K-4 during her tenure. She is a graduate of Alabama State University and holds a M. Ed. Elementary Education and M. Ed. Instructional Leadership.  Chinita is a certified Online Rater for Education Testing Service. Her professional experiences include, but are not limited to member of Delta Teacher Efficacy Academy, Alabama Education Association, Alabama Education Association Delegate, past Vice-President of Dallas County Professional Education Support Association, Optimist International, Association for Middle Level Education, 2016-2017 CLAS Professional Development Council , Gear Up Alabama Technical Assistance Team, AdvancED External Review Team Member, and AdvancED Associate Lead Evaluator. 

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