Wilkes says honor affirms efforts

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Phenix City Schools Superintendent Randy Wilkes has been named District 4 Superintendent of the Year after being nominated by other school leaders in the region. As a district finalist, Wilkes is one of nine candidates for the Alabama/Classworks 2019 Superintendent of the Year.

“For twenty-one East Alabama school systems to recognize Phenix City Schools in this manner is truly amazing and affirms that the efforts of students, parents, and employees have not gone unnoticed,” Wilkes said.

While this distinction recognizes an individual, Wilkes said the acknowledgement is more reflection of collective accomplishments than one individual’s achievements.

Other finalists include: District 1, Eddie Tyler, Baldwin County; District 2, Dr. Timothy Thurman, Linden City; District 3, Michael Smithart, Opp City; District 5, Dr. Kathy Murphy, Hoover City; District 6, Dr. Michael Barber, Pell City; District 7, Dr. Ann Jackson, Jasper City; District 8, Dr. Bill Hopkins, Jr., Morgan County, and District 9, Rodney Green, Blount County.

The naming of the Alabama/Classworks 2019 Superintendent of the Year will take place during the School Superintendents of Alabama Fall Conference in Florence, Ala. next week.