Kathy L. Murphy
Kathy L. Murphy
Final superintendent candidate, Dr. Kathy Murphy, to be interviewed tonight, April 27.
The Hoover Board of Education will interview the fourth and final candidate, Dr. Kathy Murphy, superintendent of Monroe County (Ala.) schools, beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, Monday, April 27.
You can watch Murphy’’s full interview via live-streaming at the following link: You can watch Dr. Murphy’s interview live Monday, April 27 at
The Hoover school board interviewed the other three finalists last week: Dr. Paul “Vic” Wilson, superintendent of Hartselle, Ala. city schools; Dr. Chris J. Marczak, assistant superintendent of Oak Ridge City Schools in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Dr. Charles Ledbetter, superintendent of Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ga.. An archived link to their interviews is on the Hoover City Schools website, http://www.hoovercityschools.net/.
A fifth finalist, Dr. John D. Barge, former Georgia State Superintendent of Schools, called Hoover Board President Donna Frazier two weeks ago to withdraw from consideration after accepting another position in Georgia.
The national search for a replacement for former superintendent Andy Craig, who resigned in December to take a job with the Alabama Department of Education, was conducted by the Alabama Association of School Boards.
All interviews are open to the public and will be live-streamed/archived at the same URL to the Hoover City Schools’ website, http://www.hoovercityschools.net/. Each interview will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the school system central office, 2810 Metropolitan Way in Hoover. A small reception follows each finalists’ interview at 7:30 p.m.
Here is background on the fourth and final candidate for Hoover city schools superintendent:
Dr. Kathy L. Murphy
Current position: Superintendent, Monroe County Board of Education in Monroeville, Alabama
· Doctorate, Auburn University, Physical Education, Program Administration
· Education Specialist, Auburn University Montgomery, Education Leadership
· Master's, Auburn University Montgomery, Educational Leadership
· Bachelor's, Troy University, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Years in education: 1984-present
About the candidate: Murphy has the most experience of the four finalists, beginning her career as a physical education teacher at Auburn Junior High School in 1984. Other than a five-year stint as an assistant professor at West Georgia College from 1988 to 1993, she has spent her entire professional career in Alabama.
Murphy has served as superintendent of Monroe County schools, which has 3,650 students, in southwest Alabama since 2011. She was appointed to her superintendent’s position after serving as principal of Charles Henderson High School in the Troy city school system in 2010.
From 1993 through 2010, Murphy served in several administrative leadership roles for the Butler County Board of Education, from principal of Greenville Middle and Greenville High schools to three years from 2008 to 2010 as administrative assistant to the superintendent of Butler County schools.
Each of the four finalists are being asked the same set of 15 questions. After completing the interviews, Hoover school board members plan to between May 1 and May 22 check references, make site visits, and negotiate a contract with their top choice. Frazier said the board has set a goal of selecting the new superintendent by the time the 2014-15 school year ends in late May. The new superintendent is expected to begin working in Hoover by July 1.
Here is a link to previous coverage of the four superintendent finalists: http://hooversun.com/news/hoover-school-board-to-interview422/