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Alabama school district names its first black superintendent

Dr. Walter Gonsoulin
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s largest public school districts has named its first black superintendent.

The Jefferson County Board of Education named Dr. Walter Gonsoulin to the post on Thursday. Gonsoulin joined the Birmingham-based district as deputy superintendent in August 2017 and became interim superintendent in September after the former leader left to become the president of Coastal Alabama Community College.

Al.com reports a district spokesman says he was the only applicant for the position.

Gonsoulin has been an educator for more than twenty years.

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