Macon Co. School Board fires its superintendent

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MACON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - By a 3-1 vote, the Macon County School Board has fired Superintendent Dr. Gwendolyn Trawick Moore tonight.

Her firing came after the board's review of her. The board then voted to terminate her. Her termination is effective immediately.

Macon County School Board President Alfonzo Robinson says they made the move to put the system's best foot forward.

Robinson says that they had lost confidence in Dr. Moore's leadership and that they are now trying to right the ship.

Dr. Moore was the first Macon Countian and first female to hold that job. She had been on the job for two years.

Macon County test scores were down, but that isn't necessarily the reason for her termination.

The board determined that some students were being left behind and they didn't want to do that when it came to education.

The Macon County School Board named Dr. Jacqueline Brooks as the new interim superintendent. She is currently the head of federal programs for the school system.

The board said that they are searching for a permanent "Transformational Leader" with hopes that the person is in Macon County but they'll look everywhere.

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