According to an article published Wednesday by Jennifer Edwards on TimesDaily.com, a search committee from the Alabama Association of School Boards selected the candidates from 23 applicants. Adkins was the only in-state superintendent to apply for the job.
Before the Walker County School Board’s regular/annual board meeting Thursday, Adkins was asked about his interest in the job.
“I guess I applied for a job. It doesn’t mean that I have the job,” Adkins said. “I applied for jobs when I was the principal of Cordova High School, and it never hurts to listen and see what people have to say. That’s just all there is to it.
“There’s several highly qualified applicants that apply for a job like that, and through the process, you learn a lot,” he added. “But, I’m happy where I am and I’ve got a great job, just kind of broadening the vistas a little bit. ... That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
When asked what would happen with the Walker County school district if he was awarded the superintendent’s position in Muscle Shoals, he refused to comment any further.
Adkins said he applied for the job for “no particular reason.”
“Just interested,” he said. “I’m not going to talk about it any more.”
The article also said the Muscle Shoals school board will continue next week with public interviews and hopes to have a new superintendent after returning from winter break.
Candidates will be given a list of questions before interviews, and each one will be asked the same questions.
The other finalists for the job include Muscle Shoals High School principal Brian Lindsey; Craig Ross, principal at Robertsdale High School; Camille Wright, director of instruction for Madison City Schools; and Jason Wright, director of student services and federal programs in Lee County Schools.
The Muscle Shoals City School System is comprised of seven schools.