The Alabama PTA named Madison Superintendent Dee Fowler its Superintendent of the Year.
Fowler was awarded the honor a few minutes ago at the state PTA’s annual convention, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham.
Madison school board member Ray White praised Fowler in a statement released in conjunction with the award.
“I don’t think that there is a finer superintendent in the state than Dee Fowler, so this honor is very well deserved,” White said. “Anyone that knows the history of Madison has a deep appreciation for what a significant accomplishment it is for our school system to be among the best in the nation. And they know that Dr. Fowler has been a key part of that effort since Day 1.”
Fowler has been superintendent of the Madison school district since 2007. Prior to that, he served as assistant superintendent for two years.
In his 38 years in education, he also served six years as director of administration, operations and personnel for the district, according to Madison City Schools.
Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Lipscomb University in Nashville and a master’s degree in education administration from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He earned his education certification from Alabama A&M University and his educational doctorate from the University of Alabama.
Fowler serves as secretary of the School Superintendents of Alabama’s executive board and is a member of the board for the Huntsville Botanical Gardens and the Boy Scouts of America.
He and his wife, Marcia, are members of Asbury United Methodist Church, the district said. Their son, James, is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
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