Members of the Alabama State Board of Education announce the State's new Superintendent. Thanks for joining us tonight, I’m Carl Brady. Only three hours after interviewing the last three finalists, the Board named Dr. Eric Mackey as the state’s new school superintendent.
Mackey is a former Jacksonville City Schools Superintendent. Mackey beat out Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey. There were five votes for Mackey and four for Pouncey.
Mackey will replace former Superintendent Michael Sentance, who resigned in September when he received a poor performance evaluation after just one year. Mackey will begin his position on May 14th.