Dr. Janet Womack joined Florence City Schools as Superintendent in July 2010. Her undergraduate degree is from Jacksonville State University in Elementary Education. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees from Auburn University. Dr. Womack has experience as a classroom teacher, elementary and high school principal, system level Director of Instruction K-12, Regional Inservice Center Director, and Director of Federal Programs and Student Assessment. She has extensive experience with effective leadership, data analysis, and continuous improvement. Dr. Womack has served as chair for the Alabama AdvancED Accreditation Council and as a member of the AdvancED National Commission. This is Dr. Womack’s 24th year in education. Dr. Womack was selected as the 2016 Alabama Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Womack’s passion is in the K-12 arena in ensuring success for ALL students. In Dr. Womack’s six years in Florence, the school district has become recognized as a leader in innovation and won numerous state and national awards. The high school’s graduation rate of 96% (one of the top in the state) is a testament of the excellence that exists in Florence City Schools. Her district has committed to always doing what’s right for kids—not necessarily what is convenient for adults. This is evident through the implementation of a successful 1-1 technology initiative, the launching of the Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and Florence Virtual School. Dr. Womack is married to Keith Womack, and they have two children—Chase –age 17 and Lauren-age 14.