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English hired as superintendent of Albertville City Schools

By: Shayla Terry

Crenshaw County Schools superintendent Dr. Boyd English was offered the position of superintendent of Albertville City Schools on Wednesday, receiving a 4-1 vote from the Albertville City School Board to secure to job.

“I’m honored to be superintendent here, and honored for the new opportunity,” English said. “I will continue to serve Crenshaw County, and move forward with the opportunity.”

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The Albertville City School System is composed of six schools that serve the city of nearly 5,ooo students.

Crenshaw County Board of Education chairman Steve Sanders says the board was knowledgeable of English seeking alternative employment.

“It is our understanding that Dr. Boyd English has accepted a position in another school system,”  Sanders said. “We want to thank Dr. English for his service and dedication to the Crenshaw County School System.”

English served as the county superintendent for two years. He has an education background spanning 24 years, and was the principal of Charles Henderson High School before coming to Crenshaw County.

“Teachers, students and communities will not be short-changed at any junction in this process,” English said. “There are some great things going on at Crenshaw County Schools. I’m proud of the growth we have made. I’m honored to have been superintendent here; this is a great system.”

According to Sanders, the board will likely call a special meeting Tuesday to begin its search for an interim superintendent to serve until the position has been officially filled.

“The board will take appropriate action to name an interim superintendent as well as proceed with the search for a new superintendent,” he said. “We have full confidence in our current central office staff, teachers, and support staff to continue to provide a quality education for our children.”

Prior to English being hired, the office of superintendent was an elected position. The board will continue in the new process of appointing a superintendent.

English will take over as superintendent of Albertville City Schools on Jan. 1, 2018.