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JefCoEd names deputy superintendent

By Gary Lloyd

HOMEWOOD — The Jefferson County Board of Education earlier this week named its deputy superintendent.

Becky Lee, the chief of staff for Birmingham City Schools, was hired unanimously by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Lee was the Birmingham City Schools chief of staff since 2013. Prior to that, she was the chancellor for fiscal affairs and operations at the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan from 2011 to 2013. Lee was the chief financial officer of the Kansas City, Mo., School District from 2009 to 2011.

Becky Lee
photo courtesy of Birmingham City Schools

From 2006 to 2007, Lee was a professor on educational leadership at  Troy University, and from 2004 to 2006 was the superintendent of Russell County Schools.

Lee has also held positions within the Alabama State Department of Education and was the superintendent of Lanett City Schools.

Lee earned her doctorate in leadership transformation and organizational renewal from the University of Missouri in 2012. She earned her educational doctorate in administration and planning from the University of Alabama in 1995 and a master’s in education from Georgia State University in 1977.

Lee makes the fourth deputy superintendent to serve the Jefferson County School System. Yancy Morris is the deputy superintendent of administrative services, Anna Vacca is the deputy superintendent of student support services, and Shannon Staley is the deputy superintendent of teaching and learning.

Hiring a fourth deputy superintendent is part of new Superintendent Craig Pouncey’s organizational plan for the school system.

In other news, Pizitz Middle School counselor Susan Carlson will go to Chalkville Elementary School as an assistant principal.

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