Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search Brochure

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 will conduct interviews with each of the five finalists in a series of special called meetings from January 17 – 23, 2017.  Each meeting will be held in the board room of the Annie Merts Center, 200 White Street and will begin at 5:30 pm.  The board will hold a special called meeting on January 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm to select a possible finalist for superintendent.  All of the meetings will also be broadcast live on ETV (Comcast channel 17, WOW channel 3, and right here on the web - accessible from the homepage.  The schedule can be found below.  Please note that due to the busy January schedule, the Board of Education will hold only one regular business meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017. 

Superintendent Search Brochure (PDF)

2016 AASB Community Engagement Results (PPT)

AASB Superintendent Candidate Finalists

Superintendent Candidate Interview Feedback Form

Current Timeline:
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 (Application)
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 5:30pm Interview #5 - Dr. Matthew Akin (Application)
Monday, January 30th, 2017 5:30pm Superintendent Finalist Selection
Monday, March 4th, 2017 NA Tentative Superintendent Start Date


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