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BCS superintendent candidates will be interviewed on April 19


Posted April 18, 2017

Four candidates for Birmingham City Schools’ superintendent will be interviewed on Wednesday, April 19 in the auditorium of the Central office, starting at 9 a.m. Board of Education members will ask the candidates questions. The interviews will be open to the public. The interviews may also be viewed via livestream. Go here to see the livestream.

The board is interested in community feedback. Once all of the interviews are done, an online survey will go live for Birmingham citizens to provide feedback. The survey will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 21. The survey will appear on the district’s website,  


The April 19 schedule is as follows:


  • Dr. Garrett Brundage, chief officer of Safe Schools/student affairs/assistant superintendent of administrative services for Rockdale County Public Schools in Conyers, Ga.  - 9 a.m.


  • Dr. Lisa Herring, chief academic officer for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky- 10:30 a.m.


  • Dr. Ronnie Dotson, superintendent of Carter County School District in Grayson, Ky  - 1 p.m.


  • Dr. Regina Thompson, chief of teaching and learning for Richland County School District One in Blythewood, S.C. - 2:30 p.m.


A fifth candidate, Dr. Timothy Gadson III of Minneapolis, Minn., has withdrawn his name from consideration.

The board will meet on Friday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. to select two finalists. During this meeting, the school board will review the candidates' materials, compile scores and select two finalists. The meeting is open to the public. The two finalists will have interviews the week of April 25. Those interviews will also be public.


A survey seeking public input on the two finalists will be placed on the district website at the close of the last of the two interviews. The survey will close on May 1 at 12 p.m.


Board members will review all of the scoring data on the two finalists and meet to vote on a superintendent on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.