Montgomery, Ala. – One day after the resignation of State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance, a new superintendent has been appointed as Interim State Superintendent of Education.

At the Alabama State Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Dr. Ed Richardson was appointed as Interim State Superintendent of Education for the Alabama State Department of Education.

“I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Richardson in being the (interim) superintendent.” said Governor Ivey, who is also President of the Alabama State Board of Education. Vice President of the Alabama State Board, Stephanie Bell said, “There are so many accomplishments that the board is responsible for, because of the leadership of Dr. Richardson….”

Dr. Richardson holds a B.S., M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Auburn University, and began his career in education as a classroom teacher in Montgomery County. He was also superintendent of schools for the Auburn City Board of Education. Dr. Richardson was the Alabama State Superintendent of Education from October 1995 to January 2004, and then President of Auburn University from 2004-2007.

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