PHOTOS: 2019 Education Summit

The 2019 Education Summit, presented by Ellis Architects, welcomed Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Mike Daria and Tuscaloosa County Schools Superintendent Walter Davie to discuss successes and challenges.

Critical challenges both superintendents agree the systems face are teacher shortages and funding that impacts not only facility upgrades, but implementation of key programs such as Pre-K.

The school leaders plan to tackle the problems through partnerships with each other and with the Tuscaloosa Education Foundation, which was newly revitalized during the event. Both superintendents signed a memorandum of understanding with the foundation to work in conjunction in areas of common agreement that benefit students and teachers.

Gold Sponsor was Onin Staffing. Silver Sponsors were C Spire Business, Hotel Capstone, The University of Alabama College of Education and The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Bronze Sponsres were RiverFall Credit Union and Ward Scott Architecture.