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One Team. One Goal. Our Legacy.


Board of Education

Superintendent Dr. Gale D. Satchel

Our Mission

Strategic Plan


Welcome to Colbert County Schools!

The Colbert County Board of Education was founded on August 13, 1914.  The first Superintendent of Education was Mr. J.T. McGee. The following is a list of the Superintendents who have served Colbert County Schools over the years:



J.T. McKee 1914-1923
Robert Hudson 1923-1935
Rufus Porter 1935-1942
Robert Hudson 1942-1947
J.T. Bozeman 1947-1953
W.W. Hester 1953-1955
Stanley Weeks September-November 1955
A.Y. Sibley 1955-1961
David C. Brown 1961-1973
Robert McKinney 1973-1981
John Landers 1981-1985
Roger Moore 1985-2000
Freda Daily 2000-2003
Billy Hudson 2003-2012
Anthony Olivis 2012-2016
Gale Satchel 2016-Present

The Colbert County School System is nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama.  The school system serves approximately 2,600 students.  The system is comprised of three high schools and five elementary schools.  The vision, mission and core beliefs of Colbert County Schools are as follows:


Colbert County Schools exist to provide a quality education in a safe environment that encourages students to grow academically, socially and ultimately become life-long learners and productive citizens.


Colbert County Schools will provide a challenging curriculum with supportive learning environments that promote shared involvement between the district, parents, students, and stakeholders.

Core Beliefs

The district believes that the needs of students must be met and recognizes individual differences.

The district believes that students must be provided a challenging curriculum.

The district believes that stakeholder involvement is essential.

The district believes that supportive learning environments along with high expectations are crucial elements to learning.

The district believes all students have potential to learn.

The district believes that learning is a life-long process.