Tallassee High School principal Matt Coker presented James Bush with the first edition of the 2019 yearbook, “Tiger Tracks,” Thursday at the Senior Awards Night.
Tallassee High School students voted to dedicate the 2019 annual to Bush for his years of service to the Tallassee community as a grocer, music teacher and principal.
He also makes balloons and puppets, does magic tricks and tells lots of stories and jokes. Bush is the coordinator of the annual patriotic service held in Tallassee each summer combining area church choirs, youth groups and service organizations into a communitywide assembly.
Bush served as the music teacher for Tallassee City Schools from 1973-1981, assistant principal of Tallassee High School from 1981-1993 and principal of Tallassee Elementary School from 1993-2001. He was the last principal of the elementary school when it was located at what is now city hall in East Tallassee and the first principal of the new Tallassee Elementary School on Friendship Road.
As an administrator Bush continued to serve as an elementary music teacher, inspiring generations of Tallassee residents to love music and maintain it in their lives.