MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A new era begins today for the Mobile County School System as ChresalThreadgill is sworn in as the system's first African-American school superintendent.
Chresal Threadgill officially takes the reigns today, replacing Superintendent Martha Peek, who ran the system for six years.
He will now be in charge of the largest school district in the state of Alabama, with around 60,000 students and an annual budget of $420 million.
Back in March the school board unanimously chose Threadgill from a field of 3 candidates, including an educator from Birmingham and another from Tennessee.
We spoke with Threadgill back when he was selected for the job and he said he plans to hit the ground running already talking about his top 3 priorities
Threadgill was sworn in Monday morning at Central Office.