Dr. Dee O . Fowler is recognized in Alabama and the southeast as an innovative and progressive leader. His career in public education has spanned over 40 years, from teacher to Deputy State Superintendent. He has served as a leader in rural, suburban, and state-wide settings. He takes great pride in the 15 years he spent as a principal and the many years he served as superintendent of Madison City Schools, a district with a student population exceeding 12,000 students.
Dr. Fowler began his service in Madison City as a district administrator, when the school district began in 1998, and was appointed the district’s second superintendent. He was able to see the creation and transformation of the district from a fledgling group of six schools with 5,000 students into the nationally recognized district of distinction today.
His last public education position was Deputy State Superintendent and Chief of Staff for the Alabama State Department of Education. Dr. Fowler’s leadership has been recognized and acknowledged by both educators and lay groups. He served as president of School Superintendents of Alabama and was honored to be named the Alabama PTA Superintendent of the Year. Additionally, he received special recognition by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, School Superintendents of Alabama, Athens State University, Renaissance Learning, United States Green Council, NASA, Redstone Arsenal Community Relations Board, National Children’s Advocacy Center, City of Madison, and Leadership Alabama.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University, master’s degree from the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and AA Certification from Alabama A&M University. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he currently serves as a member of the Capstone Education Society Board of Directors in the College of Education.
Dr. Fowler and his wife, Marcia, have one son, James, who is married and resides in Mobile, Alabama.