Selma & Dallas Co. School Systems Search for Leaders
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
Selma City Schools — along with the Dallas County school district — are both in the process of finding new leadership.
After 5 years leading the Selma City School District — Dr. Avis Williams is headed to Louisiana — to lead the school district in New Orleans.
“But I also feel like I’m leaving it better than I found it. And I’m ready to spread my wings and explore what it looks like to do this same work in a larger community with a lot of needs.”
Williams says her official start date at NOLA public schools — is July 11th.
And just like Selma City — the Dallas County school district — is also looking for new leadership.
Superintendent Hattie Shelton — is retiring after spending over 30 years in the district as a teacher — and administrator. Plus — six years as superintendent.
“But I’ll also miss the staff and my friends that I’ve made here in Dallas County. Dallas County’s like a family to me. And so I know I’m going to miss a lot of people. It’s going to be difficult. But, it’s time.”
The Dallas County Board of Education interviewed four finalists for the superintendent’s position — this week.
They include Dr. Angela Bush — Dr. Tanya Miles — Mr. Anthony Sampson — and Dr. C. Michael Robinson.
The board’s next regular meeting is May 26th.