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Madison superintendent & UNA administrator apply for AL State Superintendent job

Madison City Superintendent Dee Fowler wants to become the next Alabama State Superintendent. (Source: WAFF) Madison City Superintendent Dee Fowler wants to become the next Alabama State Superintendent. (Source: WAFF)
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Madison City Superintendent Dee Fowler wants to become the next Alabama State Superintendent. Fowler and UNA Administrator Dr. Earl Gardner both confirmed Wednesday they applied for the opening.

The applications were due by noon on Tuesday in Montgomery and state education officials said they won't release the list of who applied until Friday.

It’s unclear how many people submitted applications or whether anyone besides Fowler and Gardner applied.  

WAFF 48 News spoke to Dr. Fowler Wednesday afternoon. He sees this as a great opportunity to serve the state of Alabama and added that education and family is his life and said this as an extension of that.

He became superintendent in Madison back in 2007 after serving as assistant superintendent for two years. He's also the past president of School Superintendents of Alabama, an organization made up of school system leaders from across the state.

University of North Alabama's Dr. Earl Gardner also spoke to us on Wednesday about apply for the job.

Dr. Gardner is the Director of UNA's Education Research and Inservice Center. He sent WAFF 48 News his cover letter that he submitted to the Alabama State Department of Education which talks about accountability, said he doesn't play politics and doesn't rely on being politically correct.

The Alabama State Superintendent position has been vacant since Dr. Tommy Bice retired earlier this year.

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