The State Board of Education is scheduled to hire a new state superintendent today after a 7-month long search.
After interviewing the candidates for the position today, the members will select who will take the position. Finalist for the position include the following candidates:
- Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey
- Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy
- Superintendent Association of Alabama Executive Director Eric Mackey
- Former Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott
The search for the new head of the department came after Michael Sentance, the former superintendent, resigned amid tensions with the board.
Sentance’s resignation came after the board was slated to fire him after a series of tumultuous board meetings.