Governor Ivey Comments on Selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as State Superintendent of Education

MONTGOMERY – On Friday, the Alabama State Board of Education selected Dr. Eric Mackey to serve as the next state superintendent of education. As president of the Board, Governor Kay Ivey participated in the vote and released the following statement upon the selection being announced:
“Today, I was proud to join my colleagues on the State Board of Education in selecting Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s state superintendent of education. This selection is, without question, the most important decision entrusted to the current Board. It was imperative that we make the best selection possible, and I think we have done that. Under my leadership, we laid out an effective and deliberate selection process which has succeeded in helping us choose the right person to help us improve the quality of education for all of Alabama’s students.
“During the interview, I was impressed by Dr. Mackey’s embrace of my vision to ensure that our children have a strong start to their educational journey so that they have a strong finish when they enter the workforce. That is the kind of forward thinking we need at the helm of the State Board of Education. I look forward to working with Dr. Mackey in the days ahead as we put the focus where it should be – on effectively educating every child in Alabama.”