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School superintendent, Tuskegee alum to keynote at education induction ceremony

April 27, 2018

Contact:  Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Dr. Matthew Alexander Jr Dr. Matthew Alexander Jr., a 1999 Tuskegee University graduate and current superintendent of the Barbour County (Alabama) School District, will speak at the School of Education’s Annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

During the ceremony, teacher education majors who have completed their coursework and internships will take the oath of the teaching profession. They will formally receive their degrees at the university’s 133rd annual Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 10.

Alexander, a native of Decatur, Georgia, graduated from Tuskegee with a bachelor’s degree in English language arts education. He continued his studies at Alabama State University, where he earned a master’s of education in educational administration. He later earned a doctorate of education in educational leadership, policy and technology studies from The University of Alabama.

Alexander served in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities prior to his selection as Barbour County Schools’ superintendent in April 2017, including public school teacher, assistant principal, assistant professor and coordinator of field-based experiences at Albany State University. He also served as the chief operating officer for the Birmingham City School System, and director of professional learning in the Montgomery School System. In addition, Alexander has served as an educational specialist/coordinator of personnel evaluation and National Board Certification in the Montgomery Public School System. In this role, he was responsible for monitoring and ensuring the proper execution of district evaluation programs and coordinating the National Board Certification Program for all district personnel.

Alexander is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, School Superintendents of Alabama, Alabama Association of School Boards, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association for Secondary School Principals.

Tuskegee University’s commencement-related events begin with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, and conclude with the university’s 133rd Spring Commencement Exercises, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. For more information about these events, visit

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