The Huntsville City School Board voted Thursday night on a new superintendent.
After much debate, the board chose Dr. Casey Wardynski to replace Dr. Ann Roy Moore. He's a retired army colonel who spent 15 years teaching economics at West Point, and has recently been handling finances in a Colorado school district.
Dr. Wardynski was up against Daniel Brigman and Brett Springston.
With a 3 to 2 vote, the board chose Dr. Casey Wardynski as the new superintendent for Huntsville City Schools.
It was a vote far from unanimous, there was a debate over who the next superintendent of Huntsville City Schools should and neither side backed down.
A proven track record came down to Dr. Daniel Brigman, a superintendent in North Carolina who has spent 14 years in education.
Or a non-traditional candidate like Dr. Casey Wardynski with a military background.
The board wanted two things, someone who can close the achievement gap in schools and have some business sense.
Board member, Jennie Robinson said, "Wardynski said he was able to change the culture of the U.S. Army, we have a culture here in this school system that needs to be changed."
Board member, Laurie McCaulley said but the Army is not public school, those people signed up for the Army."