Photo of Board members making presentation to Dr. Davie.

Celebrating Service to Our Students

  • June 30, 2020

    After three decades of service to students in Tuscaloosa County, Superintendent Dr. Walter Davie is retiring, effective June 30.

    Dr. Davie began his career in education as a classroom teacher at Crestmont Elementary School in 1990. Throughout his career, he has served as an elementary assistant principal, elementary and secondary principal, TCSS Director of Federal Programs, and TCSS Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Davie was named Acting Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System in August 2015. He was selected by the Board as Superintendent in December 2015.

    “I never expected I would be Superintendent, so to have this opportunity and to work alongside the people that I have, has been a great honor.”

    In recognition of Dr. Davie’s service, the Tuscaloosa County Commission presented him with a resolution. The resolution noted Dr. Davie’s professionalism, character, and commitment, as well as his efforts to develop strategies to achieve success in the Tuscaloosa County School System.

    In part, the resolution states, “The residents of Tuscaloosa County will truly miss his presence and contributions to our community, where his hard work and positive influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.”

    Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill also presented Dr. Davie with a resolution, in celebration of his retirement and recognition of his achievements.

    At its June 29 meeting, the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education presented Dr. Davie with a framed certificate, noting Dr. Davie’s contributions to TCSS. Board President Mr. Charles Orr made the presentation to Dr. Davie, and noted Dr. Davie’s willingness to delay his retirement and continue serving the school system, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings earlier this year.

    The June 29 Board meeting marked Dr. Davie’s last Board meeting in the role of Superintendent. As he closed the meeting, Dr. Davie officially welcomed Dr. Keri Johnson. Dr. Johnson becomes Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System July 1.