MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The accolades– and responsibilities– keep piling on for Dr. Dee Fowler. The Superintendent for the Madison City School Board was elected president of the School Superintendents of Alabama after being named superintendent of the year by the Alabama PTA two months prior.
Eric Mackey, Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama, said that Fowler was a unanimous selection for the presidency.
“He epitomizes the creative and collaborative leader that is essential to leading great school systems,” Mackey said of Fowler. “We are proud to have such an excellent leader who is well respected in his home district and also has a vision for the entire state.”
This latest honor is another feather in the cap of Fowler, who will continue to serve as Madison Schools Superintendent while also fulfilling his responsibilities as SSA president when he officially takes on the position in 2014.
“Dr. Fowler has been good for the students of Madison and I’m sure that his leadership skills and knowledge will benefit SSA and ultimately students in all systems in the state,” said Madison City School Board President Ray White in a statement. White also said that Fowler’s election is “an acknowledgement of what we know to be true in Madison. He cares about kids and knows how to prepare students to compete globally.”
He has been superintendent of Madison City Schools since 2007, and a part of the organization since its formation in 1998. The school system now serves approximately 9,400 students and has been growing at an average of 350 students per year for the past several years