Finalists announced for Madison County Schools superintendent job

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – There are five finalists vying to become the next superintendent of Madison County Schools.

The names announced at Tuesday night’s Madison County Board of Education were:

  • Anthony Buckner, curriculum supervisor for Jackson County Schools
  • Greg DeJarnett, educational administrator for Alabama Department of Education
  • Dr. Tim Guinn, assistant superintendent at Russellville City Schools
  • Allen Perkins, director of equity and innovation at Madison County Schools
  • Edward Lee Willis, deputy superintendent at Morgan County Schools

More About the Candidates

Anthony Buckner

Anthony Buckner of Section, Alabama, is currently the curriculum supervisor for Jackson County Schools. He is formerly the principal at Jackson County Middle School and the assistant principal at Jackson County High School as well as the head basketball coach.

Buckner received a Master’s degree in Education, Administration and a Master’s in Secondary Education, History from the University of Alabama.

Greg DeJarnett

Greg DeJarnett of Clanton, Alabama is currently the educational administrator for the Alabama Department of Education. DeJarnett has worked for the State Department of Education as an education specialist and worked for many years in the Chilton County Schools district starting as a teacher and becoming the assistant principal, the Director of Transportation and filling the role as Chilton County High School’s principal.

DeJarnett holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law from Alabama State University.

Tim Guinn

Tim Gunn of Russellville is currently the assistant superintendent at Russellville City Schools. Gunn was previously involved with Lawrence County, Tuscumbia City, and Franklin County Schools in various teaching jobs and principal roles.

Gunn holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University and a Specialist degree and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Alabama.

Allen Perkins

Allen Perkins is currently the Director of Equity and Innovation at Madison County Schools. He has been with the Madison County Schools system since 2002, working as a teacher, an assistant principal, a middle school principal, and as the Supervisor of Instruction.

Perkins holds a Master’s in Educational Administration and Leadership and a Master’s in Social Science Education from Alabama A&M University.

Edward Lee Willis

Edward Lee Willis is currently the Deputy Superintendent at Morgan County Schools. Willis began as a teacher at Colbert County Schools in 1991 before becoming the Alternative School principal in Morgan County. Willis also served as a high school assistant principal.

Willis has a Master’s in Administration and Supervision from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Agriscience Technology from Auburn University.

Superintendent Matt Massey left the district for a position as the president of the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering.

Mark Minskey is serving as interim superintendent.

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