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 BIOGRAPHY OF DR. DOUGLAS L. RAGLAND
 

  
  Dr. Douglas Lee Ragland
1061 Sunhill Road Northwest
                                         Birmingham, Alabama 35215
         Email: dlrag@bellsouth.net
Website: www.douglasragland.com
 
Dr.  Douglas Lee Ragland retired as Superintendent of the Midfield City School System September 1, 2010, after 34 years of service in education in 4 respective school systems in the state of Alabama.
 
During his career, he served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, personnel coordinator, hearing officer, and superintendent.
 
Prior to being appointed to Superintendent of the Midfield City School System, Dr. Ragland served as Superintendent in the Greene County School System from 2004-2007.
 
Dr. Ragland served in the Birmingham City School System as Hearing Officer
Supervisor (2003-04), Personnel Coordinator (1998-2003), Assistant Principal (1989-
90), and Teacher (1978-89).
 
Dr. Ragland served in the Eufaula City School System as Principal of Western
Heights Elementary School from 1990-98, during which time he gained national recognition for the state of Alabama when he was selected as the
1998 Alabama National Distinguished Principal.
 
Dr. Ragland is very active in the community and has been elected and appointed to serve on the Birmingham Board of Education as a School Board Member, on the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Association Board of Directors, State Council for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission as the Alabama Compact Commissioner, National Council for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, Birmingham Planning Commission, Executive Board of the Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Comprehensive Planning Committee, Birmingham Comprehensive Planning Implementation Committee, Birmingham Comprehensive Planning Prosperity and Opportunity Subcommittee, Birmingham Zoning and Advisory Committee, Birmingham Public Building Authority Board, Midfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Alabama Corrections Department Prison Ministry for Upper Room Fellowship Church,  Chief Administrator, Leadership Team Member, and Chief Financial Officer for Upper Room Fellowship Church.
 
Dr. Ragland received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama where he was named the Most Outstanding Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership.  He also holds Bachelors, Masters, and Education Specialist Degrees, as well as Class A and AA Certifications, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership.
 
Dr. Ragland espouses and contributes his success to the 6 P’s: Prayer, Principles, Perseverance, Patience, Progress, and Planning.
 
Dr. Ragland is married to the former Ms. Teresa Wiggins, and they reside in Birmingham, Alabama.