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Enterprise board of education wraps up interviews for superintendent search

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) —

Another piece to the puzzle for Enterprise Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent has been placed.

After a very quick day of interviews for the board they are just one step away from naming the next superintendent of Enterprise City Schools.

The board wrapped up their interviews of the four candidates earlier than expected Tuesday.

Interviewing April tucker of Cullman County Schools, Dr. Lee Hicks of Troy City Schools, Dr. Zel Thomas of Enterprise City Schools and Dr. Patrick Cain also of Enterprise City Schools.

News 4 spoke with the candidates on what they could bring to the table.

“18 schools fall under my umbrella,” said April Tucker assistant superintendent of academics and special programs, Cullman County Schools. “I have different things that I have to deal with daily as far as federal money. I am over almost $30 million. As of today, my its being released my ESSER 3 application along with yours.”

“I feel like I have a passion for students, and I want to make sure the teachers have what they need to be successful and ultimately to see the successes with the kids and with the staff and the schools as a whole,” said Dr. Lee Hicks, educational consultant, Troy City Schools.

“My heart and passion for the kids and wanting to do the most for them and not just some of the kids but all the kids and the ones that need the most education that can benefit the most from education those are the one that my heart really goes out for and want to try and help them,” said Dr. Zel Thomas, assistant superintendent and coordinator of student services, Enterprise City Schools.

“I bring varied experiences to Enterprise City Schools,” Dr. Patrick Cain, assistant superintendent and director of human resources, Enterprise City Schools. “We have been able to accomplish great things from my position as secondary director all the way to assistant superintendent.”

Board president Rodrick Caldwell feels confident after Tuesday’s interviews.

“We’ve got some reference checks to do we’ve got some more deliberation to do and then during that I think will come up with the candidate for the job but all four of these guys could actually be the superintendent of Enterprise City Schools,” Caldwell added.

The board will meet again for a deliberation to discuss the candidates together.

It is open to the public, but a date has not been set for the deliberation.

The selection date for a new superintendent is scheduled for June 8th, but that may be delayed because of schedule conflicts.

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