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Former GHS principal tapped to lead Hoover Schools

Former Greenville High School principal Kathy Murphy has been named superintendent of the Hoover City School System.

Murphy, currently the superintendent of the Monroe County School System, was elected by a unanimous vote by the school board Thursday night during a special called meeting.

“I am pleased to say Dr. Murphy has accepted the job to be superintendent of Hoover City Schools,” Hoover School Board President Donna Frazier told the Hoover Sun.

Murphy accepted a base salary of $195,000 annually.

During her interview, Murphy told board members that she is eager to take on the challenge of managing a larger school system.

The Monroe County Board of Education’s budget is $34 million. By comparison, Hoover’s budget is $167 million.

“Challenges are challenges, and leadership is leadership,” Murphy said.

Murphy also interviewed for the Dothan City Schools superintendent position.