Three candidates battle for Henry County School Superintendent seat

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HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The race for Henry County School Superintendent is in full swing, and the competition is fierce.

WDHN spoke with all three candidates to see what they’re plans were for the election.

The first candidate spoken with was Darius McKay, who is currently the Director of Safety and Security for Dothan City Schools.

Here is why he thinks he is the best choice for the position.

“I feel like I’m an instructional leader,” McKay said. “Someone who will lead the school district based on data and really make strategic decisions not on a whim but based on real information and so I’m someone that can bring that to the table.”

Candidate number two is Lori Parker Beasley, who holds the Supervisor position for the Henry County Schools Federal Programs and Elementary Curriculum.

She believes she is the best choice based off her experience in many different positions.

“There’s really nothing that I have not done in education,” Beasley said. “So me having a background that I think makes me the most qualified person and I bring something to the table because I am aware of all the different programs.”

Last but certainly not least is Dr. Dennis Brand, who hopes to advocate for the one-on-one learning initiative and ROTC programs.

“I have 29 years with Henry County School System,” Brand said. “I’ve been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, central office supervisor, and those are the things that I think a superintendent needs to have experience in in order to do a good job.”

Elections will happen on Nov. 3, 2020, and the three candidates will continue campaigning until then.

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