HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 7, 2019) – The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering is searching for its first President, and interested candidates are urged to apply soon.
A firm is conducting a nationwide search, and the deadline to apply is February 18. Candidates can do so online at alabamaschoolboards.org.
Interviews will be conducted late March / early April 2019, with a start date of May 1.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students to act boldly, work collaboratively, and strive for excellence. He or she will be charged with gathering a team of academic leaders and technical experts to imagine, design, and create a unique residential learning environment for 7th to 12th-grade students from across the state that will serve as an example for Alabama and the nation.
The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering is being established in Huntsville, Alabama and is the third state-level magnet school. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020 in a temporary location, with completion of construction of a permanent location planned for the summer of 2022. Planned enrollment is 300 students, with approximately half living on campus in dormitories. The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering Board of Trustees consists of 19 members from around the state and includes representatives of industry, state colleges and universities, and state legislators.
The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and catalyst for the school, was founded in 2018. The foundation’s mission is to partner with industry, local, state, and federal government agencies, and advanced academia to aid in developing and executing a visionary strategy, raise funding, and build/manage the facilities for the school. The foundation will also assist with funding for equipment and curriculum development along with extra-curricular and margin of excellence programs.