The Birmingham Board of Education last Wednesday voted to appoint Mark A. Sullivan, ED.D, as Interim Superintendent for the system.

Sullivan, Chief of Staff for Birmingham City Schools, assumes the interim position beginning May 16, as the board has accepted the resignation of outgoing Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring effective May 15, 2020.

“While we are sadden that Dr. Herring is moving on, we are more than happy for her to receive the opportunity of a lifetime. However, we are confident in Dr. Sullivan’s vast experience and dedication to the enrichment of the youth of our city to lead Birmingham City Schools during this period of transition,” said Daagye Hendricks, President of the Birmingham Board of Education.

Sullivan served 24 years in the United States Naval Reserves before retiring. He has also been a member of community organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 100 Black Men of Birmingham, and Boy Scouts of Central Alabama and is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the National Association of Black School Educators, and the National Education Association.


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