Alabama state board to hold 10:00 a.m. meeting to choose new education superintendent

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Education is set to pick a new leader for state public schools.

The board meets Thursday morning in Montgomery to vote on a superintendent.

The finalists for the position include three local school superintendents, including one who is a veteran of the state Department of Education.

The finalists are: Stanford University research fellow Williamson Evers; Madison school superintendent Dee Fowler; Jefferson County superintendent Craig Pouncey; Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jenna Ross; education consultant Michael Sentence; and Florence city school superintendent Janet Womack.

Pouncey was the top vote-getter in the initial search. He was followed by Evers and Womack, who tied. They were followed by Fowler.

The board interviewed finalists last week.

The board began searching for a new superintendent after Tommy Bice retired.