An AEA spokeswoman says Henry Mabry is stepping down as the leader of the Alabama Education Association. His resignation is effective, today. Mabry’s resignation comes after the AEA board in February voted to begin the process of firing him after an audit raised concerns about financial management. An AEA spokeswoman declined to say if Mabry is departing under a settlement agreement. She said Mabry resigned to pursue other opportunities. The AEA has not named an interim replacement. Mabry took the helm of the teachers’ lobby in 2011, replacing longtime leader Paul Hubbert. Hubbert expressed concerns about the fiscal health of the organization shortly before he passed away last year.