Richardson working as interim state superintendent
MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Board of Education has appointed Dr. Ed Richardson as Interim State Superintendent of Education for the Alabama State Department of Education.
Michael Sentence resigned as state superintendent on Sept. 13 after about one year in that job.
“I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Richardson in being the (interim) superintendent,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said. Ivey serves as school board president.
“There are so many accomplishments that the board is responsible for, because of the leadership of Dr. Richardson,” board vice president Stephanie Bell said.
Previously, Richardson served as Alabama State Superintendent from 1995 to 2004. He holds bachelor, master and doctorate’s degrees from Auburn University.
His career in education started as a classroom teacher in Montgomery County. Richardson worked as Superintendent of Schools for Auburn City Board of Education. He served as President of Auburn University from 2004 to 2007.
For more information, alsde.edu.