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Dr. Warren Craig Pouncey Biography

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Chief of Staff

Dr. Pouncey was previously Superintendent of Education of the Crenshaw County School System and served in that position for three terms. During his career he also worked as a fourth grade teacher, sixth grade teacher and assistant principal. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education from Troy University. He has an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Auburn University in Montgomery and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Samford University.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy State Superintendent for Administrative and Financial Services in 2010, Dr. Pouncey served as an Assistant State Superintendent beginning in 2005. He first served the department as the Director of Administrative and Financial Services.

As Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Pouncey was responsible for all fiscal management related to the Alabama State Department of Education, as well as all state and federal funds that flow through to Alabama's local school systems. He was also responsible for Pupil Transportation, Child Nutrition Programs, School Facilities, Technology Initiatives, Compliance Assistance Program, Local Education Agency Financial Assistance, Financial Accountability, State Department of Education Accounting, State Department of Education Purchasing, and legislative activities.

As Chief of Staff, Dr. Pouncey is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department, as well as legislative and financial matters that affect K-12 education.

Dr. Pouncey still considers himself a teacher with his primary goal being to teach people daily about Alabama's school funding system. He believes that "the more people know, the more they understand."

Dr. Pouncey can be reached at 334-242-9755 or via e-mail at cpouncey@alsde.edu.