HCS’ Murphy named District V Superintendent of the Year

Published 3:12 pm Friday, October 5, 2018


HOOVER – Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy has been named District V Superintendent of the Year.


As such, she is now a finalist for the 2019 Alabama Superintendent of the Year.

School Superintendents of Alabama and Classworks, a SSA Diamond Level Business Member, made the announcement recently.

Other Alabama Superintendent of the Year finalists include: District 1, Eddie Tyler, Baldwin County; District 2, Timothy Thurman, Linden City; District 3, Michael Smithart, Opp City; District 4, Randy Wilkes, Phenix City; District 6, Michael Barber, Pell City; District 7, Ann Jackson, Jasper City; District 8, Bill Hopkins, Jr., Morgan County, and District 9, Rodney Green, Blount County.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as District 5 Superintendent of the Year. There are 16 other superintendents in District 5, all deserving of this honor, which they gave to me. It doesn’t get any better than to be honored by the very people you hold in esteem,” Murphy said.

The statewide judging of Alabama’s finalists and also the announcement of the Alabama/Classworks 2019 Superintendent of the Year will occur during the SSA Fall Conference in Florence.

The Alabama/Classworks Superintendent of the Year will then be honored at a luncheon sponsored by Classworks on March 5, 2019, held during SSA’s Legislative Conference in Montgomery.

Each state’s winner will be recognized during the AASA National Conference where the national winner for 2019 will be announced.

Nominations for this award were submitted from each of SSA’s nine districts. The state winner will be determined based on his or her career achievements and success in advancing public education.

“This recognition belongs to all of us in Hoover City Schools because it takes all of us to make the school district successful. Without a successful school district, this honor would not have come my way,” Murphy added.

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