Autauga County School Board votes to name next superintendent

Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 6:29 PM CDT
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AUTAUGA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Autauga County Board of Education has selected the person it wants to be the system’s next school superintendent.

The board voted Tuesday evening to offer the position to Timothy Tidmore of Albertville City Schools, located in Marshall County.

Tidmore currently serves as Albertville’s deputy superintendent of federal programs.

Now, Tidmore and the board will negotiate on a contract.

Board members made their decision following meet and greet sessions with six finalist culled from a field of 36.

The other finalists included Dr. Greg DeJarnett with the Alabama State Department of Education, Dr. Michelle Eller with Chickasaw City Schools, Dr. Tim Guinn with Russellville City Schools, Dr. Penny Johnson of Lagrange, Georgia, and Lee Willis of Morgan County.

If the board and Tidmore agree on a contract, he’ll become the first superintendent appointed to the position.

The previous system leader, Spence Agee, was elected to the position but decided not to run for re-election. His term expires on Dec. 31 and, under state law, the board now has the power to appoint his replacement.

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