Jimmy Shaw named Florence City Schools superintendent

Published: Apr. 20, 2017 at 10:12 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2017 at 10:34 PM CDT
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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Dr. Jimmy Shaw will be the next Florence City Schools superintendent.

It was a packed house, and Shaw got a standing ovation after the 4-2 vote. There was a bit of discussion before the vote.

The former superintendent, Dr. Janet Womack, stepped down in February.

Current Crenshaw County Schools Superintendent Dr. Boyd English was also nominated, and board members Britton Watson and Bill Gullett abstained from voting for Shaw.

The newest board member, David Howard, who is also an attorney, and the interim superintendent, Connie Wallace, will negotiate the contract with Shaw and come back to the board for them to vote to approve it. The board hopes to have him in his new position in June.

Shaw has worked in the school system for 12 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and federal program coordinator. He has been the assistant superintendent of Instruction since 2015.

He also has a doctorate from Samford University.

Shaw will be the first black superintendent of Florence City Schools.

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