Dr. Philip Cleveland tours Marshall Technical School

Dr. Philip Cleveland, one of the newest employees of the Marshall County school system, tours Marshall Technical School with superintendent Dr. Cindy Wigley (center). In this photo, they're watching medical prep students practice on each other.

The County School system has hired a former state superintendent of education. 

Dr. Phillip Cleveland will work with the career and technical education program and will work on building partnerships with the community, Marshall County Superintendent Cindy Wigley said.

The School Board hired Dr. Cleveland as a supervisor of career technical education and external affairs effective July 5. Dr. Cleveland, a lifelong resident of Horton, served as interim superintendent of the state Department of Education.

Dr. Cleveland was deputy state superintendent when he resigned from the state Department of Education in February, and he supervised career and technical education and workforce development.

“He changed career technical education in the state of Alabama,” Dr. Wigley said.

Dr. Cleveland resigned after the current state superintendent, Dr. Michael Sentance, reorganized the office. Dr. Sentance abolished the separate office of career technical education and workforce development and placed it under the office of academic affairs.

“Yout have a great career tech center here,” Dr. Cleveland said. “I’m excited to be part of that team. I served in Montgomery for 5 years. Hopefully I can bring a lot of partnerships and relationships here.”

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