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Montgomery School Board elects new Superintendent

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By unanimous vote, Margaret Allen was officially elected Superintendent of the Montgomery Public Schools.  She served as the interim Superintendent since the October resignation of Barbara Thompson.  After Thompson and the school system reached a mutual separation agreement is when Allen stepped in.  Ultimately, it was her work as Superintendent and her reputation within the district that led the board to their decision.

Allen realizes there is much work to be done while getting through the state audits brought on by a district wide grade fixing scandal which involved several schools, teachers and administrators.

"What we are already doing are, of course, the audits and having to do the plans that are associated with them. We're going to try to manage getting those done through this tenure," Allen said. "We're hoping to be able to incorporate the 30-60-90-day plans that we are having to do. "We're hoping to incorporate strategies from that into that strategic plan."

Allen has held many positions - teacher, principal, and central administrator - during her 37 years of service with the Montgomery Public Schools.

Allen's term runs through 2016.

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