TCS Board to Interview Candidates for Superintendent

TROY CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR SUPERINTENDENT JULY 6 & 7

The Troy City Schools Board of Education will interview four candidates for its vacant superintendent position on Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7. The board will interview Dr. Charla Brenta-Spurlin DeLeo and Mrs. Cynthia Thomas on July 6 and Dr. David (Allen) Johnson, and Dr. Zickeyous Byrd on July 7. Interviews will begin at 5:30 PM each evening and last approximately one hour. There will be a 30-minute reception for each candidate before their interview.

All interviews and receptions for the candidates will be open to the public and held at the Central Office for Troy City Schools, which is located at 358 Elba Highway in Troy. Social distancing guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place. Due to these protocols, the capacity of the boardroom is restricted to twelve attendees. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Interviews will also be livestreamed for the public via Deer Stand Hill
on Facebook and on TC2 (Studio 52 Productions of Troy Cable) on Facebook and YouTube.

Dr. Charla Brenta-Spurlin DeLeo is the Director of Special Education, Curriculum, Gifted, 504, Counseling and Guidance, Library/Media, Nursing and Health Services, AL Reading Initiative, AL Math Science and Technology Initiative, College and Career Readiness Standards, Response to Instruction, and Textbooks for Clay County Schools in Ashland, AL. She has served in this role since 2013. Dr. DeLeo earned her Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Administration from Walden University in 2017 and has eighteen years of professional experience in English Language Arts, Special Education, School Counseling, and system administration. She will interview on Monday, July 6 at 5:30 PM, with a reception beginning at 5:00 PM.

Mrs. Cynthia Thomas is the Interim Superintendent and Curriculum and Federal Programs Director for Troy City Schools. Mrs. Thomas has served as Interim Superintendent since February 2020. She has twenty-four years of professional experience in special education,
school administration, and system administration, including ten years of experience as the Assistant Principal of Troy Elementary School and six years as Curriculum and Federal Programs Director for Troy City Schools. Mrs. Thomas holds two master’s degrees in education (Special Education, 2000 and Educational Administration, 2003) from Troy University. She will interview on Monday, July 6 at 7:15 PM, with a reception beginning at 6:45 PM.

Dr. Allen Johnson is the Director of Student Services for Boaz City Schools in Boaz, AL. Dr. Johnson has twenty-two years of professional experience in music education, school administration, and system administration. He has served as the Director of Student Services since 2015, after serving as a principal within the district for six years. Dr. Johnson earned his Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership from Samford University in 2018. He will interview on Tuesday, July 7 at 5:30 PM, with a reception beginning at 5:00 PM.

Dr. Zickeyous Byrd is the current Superintendent of the Conecuh County Board of Education in Atmore, AL. He has served in this role for five years. Dr. Byrd has twenty-one years of professional experience in elementary instruction, school administration, and system leadership. This includes eight years of experience as a principal in Escambia Co. and seven years of experience in instructional leadership with the AL State Department of Education. Dr. Byrd earned his Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership and Administration from Walden University in 2012. He will interview on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:15 PM, with a reception beginning at 6:45 PM.