Huntsville’s deputy superintendent of education leaving for job with state

Dr. Barbara Cooper, Deputy Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools, is leaving to take a job with the Alabama State Department of Education. (WHNT News 19 file)

Dr. Barbara Cooper, Deputy Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools, is leaving to take a job with the Alabama State Department of Education. (WHNT News 19 file)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Another Huntsville City Schools administrator is saying goodbye to the system.

Dr. Barbara Cooper, Deputy Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools, announced at the Thursday’s school board meeting she has accepted a job as a state deputy superintendent in Montgomery.

Cooper’s decision means Huntsville Board of Education members must now look to fill two positions.

The board is currently searching for a superintendent to replace Dr. Casey Wardynksi, who resigned in September.  Tom Drake is filling the position in the interim.