BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – FOX10 News has learned that Dr. Alan Lee, the Baldwin County superintendent, has resigned. Dr. Lee submitted his resignation on August 4, 2014 – just two weeks before the start of school for Baldwin County students. He will continue his job until November 1.
Baldwin County Public Schools released the following statement:
“Dr. Alan T. Lee has submitted his resignation to the Baldwin County Board of Education. He says his last day will be Nov. 1 Board President Norm Moore and Dr. Lee have called a Tuesday 11 a.m. press conference.”
Some say there was no indication that this was coming. School Board Member David Cox said it caught him off guard.
“There was no indicator given at all. There was never a mention of it. I just got the email this afternoon and it was a complete surprise,” he said. “It’s all really new. I don’t know if I have an opinion yet. I know he made the decision and I support him and I wish him the best.
Lee was hired in 2010 and has been a big part of a lot of changes. This includes the Digital Renaissance, which put laptops in the hands of hundreds of students. Lee previously held superintendent positions in Wyoming and Virginia.