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ACS Board of Education announces next Superintendent

Auburn, Ala. - May 29, 2019 - The Auburn City Schools Board of Education announced their selection of Dr. Cristen Herring to be Superintendent of Auburn City Schools. This recommendation will be presented for Board approval at the next monthly meeting on Tuesday June 11, 2019.

“It is with my most humble words of gratitude that I thank the Board for their confidence in me. I am grateful for the many tremendous experiences I have had in Auburn City Schools and thankful for the many people who have mentored, encouraged, and supported my teaching and leadership. I am blessed to work in a community that makes education a priority,” Herring said. “With a shared commitment to our students, we look forward to a very bright future. I express my most sincere thanks to Dr. Karen DeLano for her devoted leadership, and commend our Board of Education, the talented team of administrators as well as the dedicated teachers of Auburn City Schools for making ACS such a very special place. I genuinely love what I do, and look forward to the days ahead.”

Dr. Herring has been employed by ACS since 1993 and has served in a number of roles including classroom teacher, System Reading Specialist, as well as Principal of both Auburn Early Education Center and Ogletree Elementary before serving as the Director of Elementary Curriculum and most recently as Assistant Superintendent. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, her administrative certification in Education Administration and her Doctorate in Educational Foundations, Technology and Leadership, all from Auburn University. Dr. Herring also completed the Alabama Superintendent’s Academy in 2010.