After 30 years in public education in Alabama and ten years as a superintendent, Dr. Barry Carroll retired as Superintendent of Education in 2011. Dr. Carroll’s career in education consisted of serving as a teacher in the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) City Schools; Assistant Principal and Coordinator of Athletics for Central High School in Tuscaloosa; Principal of Eastwood Middle School in Tuscaloosa; Principal of Ed White Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama; Director of Secondary Education and Professional Development in the Huntsville City Schools; and Superintendent of Education for the Limestone County Schools in Athens, Alabama. Dr. Carroll has also served as an adjunct professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.Dr. Carroll earned his Bachelor of Education Degree in 1979 from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama where he lettered in football for four years; received Academic All-Conference Honors for two years and was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the week on October 20, 1976.
Dr. Carroll has been married to his wife Teresa for 38 years. They have 3 grown daughters and two granddaughters.