Local Superintendent Selected For New Job

A superintendent from Eastern Carolina has been selected for another superintendent job in another state.

The Birmingham News reports that Dr. Craig Witherspoon, the current superintendent of Edgecombe County Schools, as been selected as the new superintendent of the Birmingham, Alabama Schools Superintendent.

The paper says the The Birmingham Board of Education members voted for Witherspoon unanimously. Some board members will travel to Tarboro to meet with Witherspoon in January. Following the visit, the board will offer Witherspoon a contract, provided he passes a thorough background check.

Witherspoon took the superintendent role in Edgecombe County in 2006.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    He really did a lot for Edgecombe county, we're the best in the state...ooops no thats not us. we he does make more in salary than most of the county.. maybe he will take his give me the money & i'll drive your education into the ground show on the road.
  • by Parent Location: Tarboro on Dec 18, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    Sealover you mean we never liked him here anyway. Thanks Alabama. Maybe ECPS will come around after all
  • by Resident Location: Tarboro on Dec 18, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    Best of luck to Dr. Witherspoon and now maybe our Board of Ed will give Dr. VanderLinden the chance she so richly deserves.
  • by Duck Location: Tarboro on Dec 18, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    Best wishes to Dr. Craig Witherspoon. I pray Godspeed. To the person that made the negative remark concerning his going away. Whatever his reasons for not bringing his family isn't any concern of anyone. Maybe his performance with Edgecombe County Schools wasn't suitable for you, well you're just one person not the majority. God Bless
  • by Sealover Location: Tarboro on Dec 18, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    He never really liked it here anyway, never brought his family to live here either.. I say let him move on so we can get someone in that job that truly cares about Edgecombe County Schools!
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