Hill not chosen for Birmingham job

TUPELO – Tupelo Public School District Assistant Superintendent Fred Hill will not be the next superintendent of education in Birmingham, Ala.
The Birmingham Board of Education chose Edgecombe County, N.C., Superintendent Craig Witherspoon in a 6-3 vote late Thursday night. Clayton County, Ga., Assistant Superintendent Valya Lee received the other three votes, according to the Birmingham News.
Hill, who was one of three finalists to interview for the job, came to the TPSD in July after serving as a middle-school principal in Whiteville, N.C.
He has been working to prepare the district for its laptop initiative, to standardize curriculum at the sixth- to 12th-grade level and to establish a program to aid middle school students who have fallen two years behind.

NEMS Daily Journal