Alexander City, AL - The Alexander City Board of Education voted in a special called meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 to suspend its search for a superintendent. The Board voted to hire Interim Superintendent Dr. Beverly Price as the next full time Superintendent of Alexander City Schools (ACS). Price assumed the interim leadership role on April 28, 2022.
Dr. Price brings a wealth of experience and expansive leadership qualities developed from her 27 years in public education. Price has been with Alexander City Schools for 18 years. She has served in various leadership roles during her tenure with ACS, most recently as the Deputy Superintendent prior to her interim appointment.
The search for Alexander City Schools next Superintendent was being conducted by the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB). Last week, AASB presented the top five candidates who were set to be interviewed over the course of the next several weeks.
Board President Dr. Chanté Ruffin explained,“The Alexander School Board utilized a Superintendent search process through the Alabama Association of School Boards. After receiving our five finalists, which included Dr. Price, and reviewing their resumes and accomplishments, the board decided unanimously to suspend our search and appoint Dr. Beverly Price as our permanent Superintendent. We knew we had a great candidate in Dr. Price but felt we needed to do our due diligence by going through the process. Dr. Price was without question our strongest candidate. She knows all the intricate details of our system. She has established rapport with our teachers, staff, and administrators. Most importantly, she has been and will continue to be dedicated to the Alexander City School System. We are very confident in our decision and are ready to get behind Dr. Price to continue to carry out the vision, mission, beliefs, and values of our school system.”
“I am honored to be named Superintendent of Alexander City Schools,” said Dr. Price. “I am truly appreciative of the school board for giving me the opportunity to lead an amazing faculty and staff that will work for the success of all students. My goal is that Alexander City Schools will produce graduates that are equipped to pursue their interests and fulfill their maximum potential. We have been working over the past few months to establish relationships and partnerships with agencies that serve children from 2 years old to college. I want to give all students the opportunity to excel and give all parents the opportunity to be a partner in the development of their children. To say I am excited, would be an understatement. I have so much confidence in our students and in our faculty and staff to help them realize their potential. That will be our theme for the upcoming school year, Boundless Potential. Again, I am excited and truly honored to serve the citizens of this city that I love!”