The incumbents for Madison County superintendent came to stage for addressing the queries pertaining to their experience, qualifications, and educational philosophy. The candidates who took a part in the questions and answers session were Buckhorn High School lead AP math teacher Matt Massey, David Copeland and Sparkman Middle School principal Ronnie Blair.
It goes without saying that this event was sponsored by the Schools Foundation and Committee of 100, Leadership Huntsville-Madison County. Besides, Alabama Media Group was a media partner.
The venue of the forum was theater of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center and the event had begun at around 6 p.m on 15th April 2014.
Moreover, a candidate named as Massey said to the participants that “Though, we have academicians and principals yet we are in need of a visionary leader to lead us”. On the other hand, Blair said that “Our goal is to educate the students of district; however, there should not be competition between us”.
But Massey denied with Blair’s approach and said that “Competition is necessary for the development of competitive environment in our district and one thing we lack the most is composed marketing for our strong points”. He further said that we need to market our great works because we are one of the greatest systems in the state.
Last but not the least candidates said that if we got more revenue for our schools, our top priority would be to expand access to the technology.