Birmingham School Board names new superintendent

Birmingham, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Schools system has a new leader. After a discussion and vote that lasted about an hour and a half school board members chose Craig Witherspoon, superintendent of Edgecombe County, N.C., public schools as the new Birmingham schools superintendent.

Witherspoon will replace interim superintendent Barbara Allen who board members have praised for her work following the departure of Dr. Stan Mims in 2008.