In October, the Huntsville City Board of Education enlisted the services of the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) to help in the process of finding a new superintendent for the district. Using the criteria set forth by the Huntsville Board of Education and community assessments, the AASB conducted advertising, processed applications, and conducted credential / reference verifications, in order to select five finalists for recommendation to the board. The application date closes on Monday, December 12, 2016. On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, the Board of Education held a special called meeting, in which the AASB presented the five candidate finalists results, which are listed in the table below.
The Huntsville Board of Education conducted interviews with each of the five finalists in a series of special called meetings from January 17 – 23, 2017, that were held in the board room of the Annie Merts Center. The board held a special called meeting on January 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm to select a possible finalist for superintendent. During the meeting, board members nominated two individuals from the five candidates: Dr. Katrise Perera and Dr. Matt Akin. The board voted 3-2 to offer the position to Dr. Akin. Links to all of the ETV broadcasts can be found below.
Superintendent Candidate Interview Feedback Form (Closed)
|Date||Time||Event - Click for Related Video|
|Thursday, October 27th, 2016||5:30pm||Community Engagement Survey Results (Video)|
|Thursday, January 5th, 2017||5:30pm||AASB Presentation on Five Superintendent Finalists (Video)|
|Thursday, January 12th, 2017||5:30pm||Regular Board Meeting (Video)|
|Tuesday, January 17th, 2017||5:30pm||Interview #1 - Dr. A. Katrise Perera (Video) (Application)|
|Wednesday, January 18th, 2017||5:30pm||Interview #2 - Dr. Sandra Spivey (Video) (Application)|
|Thursday, January 19th, 2017||5:30pm||Interview #3 - Dr. Robyne Thompson (Video) (Application)|
|Friday, January 20th, 2017||5:30pm||Interview #4 - Dr. Verna Ruffin (Video) (Application)|
|Monday, January 23rd, 2017||5:30pm||Interview #5 - Dr. Matthew Akin (Video) (Application)|
|Monday, January 30th, 2017||5:30pm||Superintendent Finalist Selection (Video)|
|Monday, March 4th, 2017||NA||Tentative Superintendent Start Date|