Madison City School Board announces new Interim Superintendent

MADISON, Ala. – Earlier this week Madison City School's superintendent Dee Fowler announced he would be stepping down, and today the board named Ed Nichols as the interim superintendent.

Nichols is no stranger to the education system. He retired as the Decatur Superintendent and has decided to step back in the spotlight.

"I know how it is to retire or to move, or leave. You've invested a lot of your time," Nichols said.

He will be serving as a consultant for the next month and will take on the role of interim superintendent on December 1st.

"We can't have a pause in the education of our children. We've got to move forward. So, helping them to do that in the days ahead helped me transition in as a consultant," Nichols said.

Madison City School Board President Terri Johnson said all of the board members agreed Nichols would be perfect to serve as the interim. "He will manage all of the day-to-day operations, and as well has offered to help us with anything we need with the superintendent search, " Johnson said.

"We will continue to support the local principal and teachers, and continue to provide and focus on every child and their success just like it has always been, " Nichols said.

Nichols's contract will last through February, but said he will stay as long as the board needs him.