Sylacauga superintendent finalists

The six finalists for the job of Sylacauga City Schools superintendent are (top row, from left) Dr. Kim Hendon, Dr. Matt Hubbard, Dr. Cory O'Neal, (bottom) Dr. Aimee Rainey, Dr. Jon Segars and Dr. Daniel Steele.

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SYLACAUGA -- The Board of Education has called a meeting Friday at noon to select a new superintendent for the city school system.

The meeting will be at the Sylacauga Board of Education Central Office downtown.

The BOE interviewed the six finalists over a three-day period last week.

The board narrowed the field of 18 applicants to six April 30. The six finalists were announced that day in a called meeting by the BOE.

Two of the finalists are employed by Sylacauga City Schools: Dr. Matt Hubbard, executive director of supporting programs, and Dr. Jon Segars, director of career and technical education and assistant principal at Sylacauga High School.

The other finalists are Dr. Kim Hendon, assistant superintendent/federal programs and curriculum director with Roanoke City Schools; Dr. Cory O’Neal, principal at Duran South Jr. High in the Pell City school system; Dr. Aimee Rainey, principal of Weeden Elementary in the Florence City school system; and Dr. Daniel Steele, principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center with Alabaster City Schools.

Four board members -- Janean Crawford (vice president), Amy Price, Melissa Garris and Dr. Rekha Chadalawada -- will select the new superintendent.

Board President Steven Marlowe has recused himself from the search because his brother-in-law, Hubbard, applied for the job and was a finalist.

The called meeting is open to the public.