Former Huntsville City School Board President talks about the search for a new superintendent
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville School system is one of the most important in Alabama. With around 24,000 students, 3,000 employees including 1,200 teachers, there is a huge responsibility in making that system work as it should. The Huntsville School System is looking for a new superintendent. David Blair, a former Huntsville School Board member stopped by WHNT News 19 this week to give his perspective on that hiring process.
“It’s about students and teachers and parents and you want to have that core that’s really focused on providing an education for those kids.” says Blair. “At the same time, what we’ve done in the past is we’ve looked for community engagement. So they actually hired two firms. They hired one to go look for the candidate, and they hired ASB, a statewide school board organization to do the community engagement. And what we’ll do we’ll start asking the community. ‘What do you want in a superintendent?’ The same thing we did before we hired Casey Wardynski, the same thing we did before we hired Ann Roy Moore. This is really a community hire. Certainly the five board members vote on it, but they definitely want to have the community input on what the community thinks that we need at this time.”
View our entire conversation with David Blair here in three parts: