Bibb school administrator is finalist for Birmingham superintendency

A Bibb County school administrator has been named one of three finalists for the superintendent’s job for the Birmingham City Schools system.

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, Bibb’s chief operations officer, was named a finalist earlier this month and was scheduled to be in Alabama Monday to complete the interview process.

The process includes a “meet and greet” with the public at a community forum, followed by a final round of interviews with board members Monday evening.

“We want the candidates to have an opportunity to interact independently with our stakeholders in an informal setting,” said Randall Woodfin, president of the Birmingham system’s board of education, in a statement. “We felt that this atmosphere would facilitate authentic interaction and create an opportunity for more genuine conversation by relaxing the protocol that formal events require.”

Castlin-Gacutan held the interim superintendent’s position in Bibb County from the start of this year until mid-March, when Curtis L. Jones became the new superintendent.

She was a finalist for the superintendency in the Rome school system in north Georgia in November, but did not get the job.

Before coming to Bibb County, she served as an assistant professor of graduate education programs and director of the center of teacher preparation at Shorter University from 2011 to 2012.

Before that, she held administrative positions in the Clarke County school system from 2009 to 2011 and spent 1999 to 2008 at Marietta city schools.