Dr. Lisa Stamps will serve as the new superintendent of Daleville City Schools, pending contract negotiations, after a 3-2 vote of the Daleville Board of Education during a special-called meeting that followed a work session on Monday, June 10.
Since July 2018, Stamps has served as principal of Elvin Hill Elementary School. Previously, she has served as principal of Sulligent High School and principal of Gordo Elementary School. She has also served as a temporary assistant professor at the University of Alabama for two summers, the director for Academic Affairs (Principal) for the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, a graduate research assistant, a teacher and gifted specialist for kindergarten to eighth-grade students, and an educational consultant.
During the work session, board Chairman Steve Kirkland said the board received about 30 applications that were “narrowed down” to 15. The board spent approximately 13 hours reviewing the applications, he said, leading to the final five candidates.
The DBOE interviewed four final candidates from Dale County, Daleville and outside the school district on June 5-6. The candidates were Stamps, Dr. Jason Hadden, Dr. Danelle Peterman and DHS Principal Josh Robertson. Dr. Larry Collier cancelled his interview.
“I know I left here last week (after interviews) thinking we had four top-notch picks,” board member Debra Latremore said. “I think the board did an excellent job going through the resumes, and the system worked, I think, as far as how we rated them. I think we ended up with the crème of the crop.”
Kirkland said during the work session that the board would need to remember the needs of the schools, a statement echoed by board Vice Chairman Barbara Davis.
“Our focus should be on the schools, on the system, and what’s best for the system,” she said. “I trust that each of us will do just that.”
The vote came after an unexpected executive session during the meeting for good name and character. Following the executive session and during the voting, board member Ricky McLin stated, “After what we just discussed, I just don’t see how we can go that direction.”
Davis made the motion, which was seconded by Latremore. Board member Angelia Filmore voted in favor of the motion. Kirkland and McLin voted against the motion.
Stamps will take over the position on July 1 at the end of current Superintendent Dr. Diane Flournoy’s contract on June 30.