MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Education consultant Michael Sentance is the new Superintendent of Schools for the state of Alabama.
All board members were present for the meeting.
There was a lot of discussion before the vote as to the process of how to vote for the superintendent. Ultimately the board had an open vote where members nominated a candidate then showed a vote of raising their hands for each candidate.
The board made the announcement during it’s scheduled meeting that began at 10:00 a.m. The full agenda can be seen here.
The finalists for the position included 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.