After nearly a year of controversy over the application process and legal mediation with the current superintendent, Gadsden City Schools has a new leader. The board of education Tuesday night voted to offer the position to Tony Reddick. Reddick is a 31-year veteran of Gadsden City Schools, most recently serving as the Director of Student Services.
In the board’s for-the-record vote, three of the seven members did not vote to offer the job to Reddick. Reddick, who has worked in several positions with the school system over three decades, told us there’s only one reason he went after this job.
Reddick replaces Superintendent Ed Miller whose contract expires July 1st. The board last year voted not to renew Miller’s contract, but when challenged, a judge ordered mediation for the case. As part of a mutual agreement, Miller will remain on the job until July 1st and then serve as a consultant for six months.