MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Another candidate has thrown his hat in the race for Madison County Superintendent of Education.
Ronnie Blair, Principal of Sparkman Middle School, says he will run in the Republican primary in June.
Under Blair’s leadership, Sparkman Middle School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence in 2012. He is currently in his 31st year as an educator with 26 of those years as a principal. He has worked in four Alabama school systems.
“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.”
Last week, Matt Massey announced he would also seek the Republican nomination. He is a teacher at Buckhorn High School.
WHNT News 19 reached out to current Madison County Schools Superintendent David Copeland for a comment on his future plans. We are still waiting to hear back. We will update you with more information as soon as possible.