Board of Education confirms Dr. Boyd English as new superintendent

Published 1:56 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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The Decatur County Board of Education met last Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting. One of the main items on the meeting agenda was the approval of a new superintendent. The Board has been looking into candidates since Tim Cochran announced his retirement earlier this year, employing a company to aid in the search. The list was eventually narrowed from 19 applicants to one candidate: Dr. Boyd English.

Currently the superintendent of Albertville City Schools in Albertville, Alabama, English will officially begin his employment on July 1.

Cochran spoke with the Post-Searchlight about his replacement, saying, “He has been super friendly and eager to get to Bainbridge and start working on his transition, which I will support him on 110%.”

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With his time with Decatur County Schools coming to a close, Cochran reflected back on it, saying, “ I have loved my time in Bainbridge and have made a lot of great friends and memories over the last seven years.” He continued, “I am very proud of the work that we have been able to do, and have no doubt the Board and the new superintendent will continue to do great things for the students of Decatur County.”