Glasscock named to state CTE position

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, July 10, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Tommy Glasscock, Chilton County Schools superintendent, has been named Deputy State Superintendent of Career and Technical Education.

“It’s a pretty big honor,” Glasscock said. “It’s an awesome job.”

The appointment was made official in an Alabama State Board of Education meeting on July 10.

The board unanimously approved the appointment of Glassock to the position with a salary of $145,296.

“Mr. Glasscock comes to us with a plethora of experience … He is well respected in the field,” newly selected State Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey said during the meeting. “He is well respected in the industrial community around the state, and I am thrilled to have him on our team.”

Glasscock said he was excited to begin his new position, which will start on Oct. 1.

He will be over all career and technical education for the state as well as working with workforce development.

He will serve as a liaison between the educational programs and businesses.

As new industries come to the state, Glasscock will “make sure our career tech curriculum lines up with their needs,” he said.

Glasscock said he received a call from Mackey about the possibility of being appointed to the position the day after losing the local superintendent race.

In an interview prior to the meeting, Glasscock plans to announce his resignation as Chilton County Schools superintendent at a special called meeting of the Chilton County Board of Education on July 11.

After losing the election, Glasscock would have remained in the position until January, when Jason Griffin would have taken over.

Prior to his four year as Chilton County Schools Superintendent, Glasscock was the Chilton County Schools Career Technical director for six years. He had taught career and technical education for 14 years.