Dr. Douglas L. Ragland
Retired Superintendent of Schools
Organizational Dynamics by
Dr. Douglas L. Ragland
I. Superintendent Experience in Greene County Schools
A. State Takeover in Finances (ALSDE and School Board).
B. Elected School Board.
C. Community Leaders- Pastors, PTA, Neighborhood Leaders, Children’s Policy Committee, Mayor, City Council County Commission with 300,000 for 3 years Allocation.
D. Greene Track CEO.
E. Elected Officials-Mayor, County Commission, State Representatives from House and Senate.
F. Organizational Chart and Job Descriptions.
G. Southern Association of Accredited Colleges and Schools
H. Tax Referendum-91%.
I. Recruitment Process for Teachers with in state 4 year institutions at University of Alabama.
J. Professional Development Collaboration in Math and Science with Tuskegee.
K. Shelton State Community College Partnership for Free Tuition in Certificated and Specialized Programs via Completion of 5 week Focus Industry Program.
L. Stillman College Instructional Partnerships.
M. Dual Enrollment Partnerships with Shelton State, Stillman College, and University of Alabama.
N. University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Screening Partnership with Eutaw Primary.
O. Homeless Grant Youth Program -$30,000.00.
P. Work Force Development and Business Industry Certification.
Q. Greene County Hospital Partnership with Peter J. Kirksey.
R. Children’s Policy Council Partnership to create a new Greene County with Parental Involvement as a focal point.
S. Achievement Incentives Recipient from Alabama State Department of Education, as well as Academic and Homeless Youth Grant Accomplishments from State Department of Education.
T. Mercedes Benz Internship Partnership.
U. Parent Orientation Days.
V. Successful Alabama State Department Comprehensive Review in Finance, Instruction,
W. Evaluation of Personnel, Transportation, Child Nutrition, Special Education, Career Tech, Technology, and Federal Programs.
II. Superintendent Experience in Midfield City Schools
A. Appointed School Board.
B. Chamber of Commerce.
C. Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America Youth Leadership.
D. Superintendent Liason with the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America Youth Leadership.
E. Community Leaders-Mayor and City Council
F. Community College Articulation.
G. Culinary Arts, Automotive Computer Assisted Drawing, and African American History Articulation to Jefferson State.
H. Learn and Serve Program
I. Dual Enrollment with Jefferson State and Lawson State Community Colleges.
J. Career Tech Partnership with Lawson State Community College.
K. Collaboration with UAB In-service Center.
L. Collaboration with Miles College.
M. Collaboration with Samford University regarding Teacher Recruitment.
N. Partnerships with Postsecondary Institutions –Jefferson and Lawson State Community Colleges, Miles College, Samford University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Montevallo.
O. Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO)-Preschool/Head Start/Child Nutrition.
P. Midfield City Hall
Q. ALSDE Partnership with the Adoption of the Education Ruler: Safety, Discipline, Advanced Curricular Development, Leadership Development, qualified Personnel.
R. Host of Alabama Association School Board
S. Academic, Technology, 21 Century After School Tutorial, and Child Nutrition Grants.
T. Virtual Alabama Schools Safety Site in Partnership with Alabama Homeland Security, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, and Auburn University at Montgomery Center for Government.
U. Accreditation Success with SACS.
V. Alabama State Department Special Education Audit.
W. Business Industry Certification for all Programs in Career Tech.
X. Youth Leadership Forum Organization.
Y. Midfield Police Deartment and Neighborhood Associations
Z. AMSTI Partnership with Midfield Elementary and Rutledge Middle Schools.
III. Birmingham City Schools Board Member Experience
A. Partnerships: City of Birmingham, Birmingham Education Foundation, Postsecondary Institutions, Alabama Power, Alagasco or Aspire, Better Basics, Paw in Hands, Birmingham YMCA, Birmingham Zoo, Bright House Networks BB&T Bank, Various Businesses such as BBVA Compass Bank, Birmingham, Junior Achievement, Cultural Alliance, Bright House Networks, Princeton Medical Center, Regions Bank, Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Protective Life Insurance, etc.
B. Elected Officials
C. Neighborhood Associations
D. Strategic Planning and Pillars of Student Success, Team Excellence, Stakeholder Trust, and Operations.
E. Listening and Learning Tour
F. Churches (Guiding Light, Worship Center, etc.).
G. Birmingham Police Department for Safety.
H. Media via Communications Department.
I. Alabama State Department of Education Partnership
J. Woodlawn Innovation Network (WIN) Foundation
K. Partners in Education (Stakeholders)
L. Apple Partnership with Coding-$83,000 per year is average salary for IT Jobs, over $44,000 vacancies statewide. There is a potential for 365,000 in salaries for these positions being filled. According to Burning Glass Report over 927, IT Vacancies in the B’ham Area within the next year, while our output will be 433.
M. Rotary, Kiwanis, Optimist and Civitan Clubs.
N. Discover Club-Bible Club that meets in public schools after hours.
O. Birmingham Planning Commission-Northeast Framework Plans, Work Force Development, Birmingham Comprehensive Plan, Birmingham Implementation Plan, Prosperity and Opportunity Sub Committee.