Mobile’s McClung Named Escambia (AL) School Superintendent

July 31, 2021

Michele M. McClung has been named the new superintendent of the Escambia County (AL) School System.

The board selected McClung over Gary Glass, a Monroe County (AL) principal, on a 4-3 vote. The board then took another unanimous vote that they would consider their vote for McClung as unanimous.

McClung is currently the Mobile County Public School’s director of teaching, learning and assessment. She has served in that role since 2018 and is responsible for overseeing curriculum, creating quarterly assessments, and preparing students for mandated state assessments. She also oversees planning, budgeting, conducting and keeping records of professional development for over 4,000 teachers, as well as administrators and staff.

She is a 30-year educator and a Leadership Mobile Class of 2020 graduate and was previously the principal at Dawes Intermediate School from 2009-18, which opened under her leadership and earned a National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence award. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and a trainer, consultant or committee member for a variety of educational organizations.

She is expected to take over as Escambia County (AL) superintendent in late August after an employment contract is negotiated. McClung replaces retiring Superintendent John Knott.


7 Responses to “Mobile’s McClung Named Escambia (AL) School Superintendent”

  1. Bruce Fulmer on August 3rd, 2021 5:37 pm

    Ms McClung is an excellent selection for the Superintendent’s job in Escambia County.
    She is smarter than a tree full of owls and she will out work anyone in that system and given an fair opportunity if the Board follows her lead, the County System will Excell.

    Ms. McClung has been an overwhelming success everywhere she has worked as a teacher, Administrator and now Superintendent. Give her a CHANCE!

  2. Bruce on August 3rd, 2021 5:18 pm

    Escambia County made an excellent choice in the selection of Ms. McClung. She is smarter than a tree full of owls and will out work anyone in that system.
    Ans as per the three members who did not vote for her, give her a chance and let her lead and I guarantee she will win you over.

  3. Concerned on August 2nd, 2021 8:41 am

    As long as she does not require masks to be worn by our kids this school year I won’t have a problem with her, “YET”.

  4. I didn't know on August 1st, 2021 4:05 pm

    @Dennis H.E. Wiggins The link you posted is for mobile county schools, not Escambia County Alabama schools. Are you saying that Escambia County Alabama schools are under the control of Mobile county schools, because that’s not what I’m seeing.

  5. Dennis H.E. Wiggins on July 31st, 2021 6:56 pm

    They are hiring someone who has been preparing students for assessments in a school district that is in the bottom half of the State’s ranked districts? Either the previous administration was HORRIBLE, or the Board didn’t do much research before choosing the replacement Superintendent. Time will tell.

  6. Good luck!!! on July 31st, 2021 5:35 pm

    Wishing you all the best, you will need all the luck and prayers that you can get, because you are stepping into a hornetsnest. I pray you will put the children before anything else and keep the politics out as best you can.

  7. Elijah Bell on July 31st, 2021 5:24 am

    Wishing Mrs. McClung all the best while leading the Escambia County school system.

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