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Vestavia Hills Board of Education names principal for Liberty Park Middle School

Roger Dobnikar February 22, 2021 -- The Vestavia Hills Board of Education today named a principal for Liberty Park Middle School.

The board unanimously approved Roger Dobnikar to serve as principal in the 2021-22 school year. Dobnikar has been serving as the school’s interim principal since August 2020.

Dobnikar is a familiar face to many Liberty Park families. He served as LPMS assistant principal from its opening in 2008 to 2020. He previously spent 14 years working as an English teacher at Louis Pizitz Middle School. 

Dobnikar holds two bachelor’s degrees in English and specialized ministries from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma as well as master’s and educational specialist degrees from Samford University.

Reached by phone today, Dobnikar said he was “very excited to be offered this opportunity to lead the school.

“Liberty Park Middle has a rich history, and I feel very blessed to get to take the helm and continue building on their tradition of excellence,” Dobnikar said.

Vestavia Hills City Schools Superintendent Todd Freeman, Ed.D., said this evening: “Mr. Dobnikar has served as the interim principal at Liberty Park Middle School with a steady and consistent vision during this challenging school year. He is committed to providing the very best learning experiences for students and working alongside his team of exceptional educators.”