Today, Ronnie Blair, Principal of Sparkman Middle School announced that he will run in the Republican Primary for Superintendent of Madison County Schools. Blair has been a principal in Madison County since 1997. Sparkman Middle School is home to approximately 812 students and 82 staff members. Under Blair’s leadership, Sparkman Middle School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence in 2012. He is currently in his thirty first year as an educator with twenty six of those years as a principal. He has worked in four school systems across Alabama.
“Each child deserves the highest quality education in a safe and caring environment,” said Blair. “Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and it is time to elect a superintendent with new ideas who can manage our resources to ensure we are prepared for the future. It’s time that we have new leadership that will make Madison County Schools the best in the state. When elected superintendent, I will make the tough decisions and make sure that every tax dollar spent for education supports the classroom. I know what educators need to teach and what students need to learn in order to achieve at a high level. As superintendent, I will make sure that both have the resources they need to succeed,” said Blair. “My thirty one years in education have prepared me for this opportunity. I am looking forward to bringing new ideas and energy to address the challenges facing Madison County Schools, “concluded Blair.
Blair earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education, his master’s degree, and advanced certification in Educational Administration and Supervision from Troy University. He began his career in 1983 as a middle school science teacher and has been a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. As an administrator he has a similar broad based experience serving as an assistant principal or principal at the elementary and secondary levels. This experience gives Blair the expertise to work with every school at every level in the system as we work to educate our children.
Blair has been married to his wife, Stacy, for thirty years. Stacy, a life-long educator is currently the Elementary Instructional Specialist for Madison City Schools. They have two children; Lauren, a recent graduate of Auburn University in Biomedical Science, will attend Lincoln Memorial University in the spring as she pursues a career as a physician assistant. Nelson, a sophomore at Calhoun Community College, will attend Auburn University in the fall majoring in accounting. The Blairs are members of Trinity Baptist Church in Madison.