Dr. Fred Primm
My ultimate goal is to recruit, train, mentor and lead some of the finest educators in the country. As a result, it is my belief that these educators will have a direct affect on student achievement.
Nova Southeastern University Alabama A&M University
Doctor of Education Bachelor of Science May 1991
Date of Graduation: January 2003
Master of Education July 1994
Major: Educational Leadership
Majors: Political Science, Secondary Ed.
Rank 1, Secondary (06) Grades 7-12 Social Science (22)/Rank 1, N-12 Admin/Supervision
Principal Consultant: July 2013 – Present
Provide executive and life coaching to profit and non-profit organization leaders. Provide solutions to organizations in multiple areas (e.g. strategic planning, personnel issues, capital improvements, finances and fundraising, business development and special projects). Provide governmental relations support for non-profit organizations in the areas of elections, research, lobbying, and drafting of legislation. Service contracts with BWP and Associates, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA 02116
International Center for Leaders in Education
Executive Coach: August 2015 – Present
Serve as a coach to Assistant Principals, Principals, Central Office Administrators and Superintendents. Advise administrators on strategic planning, personnel issues, curriculum development, capital improvements, special projects and initiatives. Provide workshops on curriculum, teambuilding, and leadership.
Bessemer City School System, Bessemer, AL 35022
Superintendent: July 2011 – September 2016
Served as the Chief Executive Officer, Supervises the preparation and presentation of the annual budget. Acted as the Secretary to the Board of Education. Recommended policies on organization, finance, instruction, school plans and all other functions of the school program. Facilitated most public meetings and forums relative to the school district. Recommended the number and types of positions required to provide proper personnel for the school system. Recruited and screened administrative candidates. Nominated for appointment, assigned, and defined the duties of all personnel. Facilitated most maintenance bid advertisements and proceedings. Served as ex-officio member of the Bessemer Education Enhancement Foundation.
Sumter County School System, Livingston, AL 35470
Superintendent: July 2005 – July 2011
Served as the Chief Executive Officer, Supervised the preparation and presentation of the annual budget. Acted as the Secretary to the Board of Education. Recommended policies on organization, finance, instruction, school plans and all other functions of the school program. Facilitated most public meetings and forums relative to the school district. Recommended the number and types of positions required to provide proper personnel for the school system. Recruited and screened teacher candidates. Nominated for appointment, assigned, and defined the duties of all personnel. Facilitated all maintenance bid advertisements and proceedings.
University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470
Adjunct Professor: August 2007- January 2012
Provided instruction to candidates in the Educational Leadership Program in the areas of School Leadership and Educational Law. Prepared students for the Praxis and comprehensive exams. Serve as a mentor to prospective school administrators.
Baldwin County Public Schools, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Director of Human Resources: June 2004 – June 2005
Recruited and screened teacher candidates. Advised Board and Superintendent on Human Resources policies and laws. Developed job descriptions. Investigated and facilitated grievance procedures. Projected enrollment and allocated teacher units. Coordinated and oversaw HQT and NCLB compliance. Recommended to the Superintendent all Human Resources actions.
Baldwin County Public Schools, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Human Resources Supervisor: October 2001- June 2004
Recruiting Coordinator, Insurance Committee Chairperson, Custodian of Records, and EEOC claims. Planned and directed professional development activities for all classified personnel. Recommended all assignments, transfers, dismissals and promotions of classified personnel. Provided necessary research for successful wage and salary administration. Supervised and evaluated all staff of the classified personnel services office. Supervised the printing department for the entire system.
Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
Special Services Administrator (Federal Programs): August 2000- October 2001
Served as a consultant for Title 1 Schools that were identified in need of school improvement, according to state and federal education accountability laws. Identified problems in design and operation of the instructional program. Facilitated an on-going review of progress of the schools to meet the state’s student performance standards. Made recommendations for improvement to the schools and to the LEA as appropriate.
Bay Minette Middle School, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Assistant Principal: July 1996-July 2000
Textbook Coordinator, Special Education Department Head, Professional Development Coordinator, Athletic Academic Advisor, Responsible for Fixed Asset Inventory, Discipline, Curriculum and Instruction, and Community Relations
Baldwin County High School, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Teacher/Coach: August 1993-July 1996
Taught American and Alabama History, Handled all types of administrative work dealing with students’ financial receipts, medical forms, grades, and other general information.
Head Varsity Track & Softball Coach, Head Middle School Football Coach, Junior Varsity Basketball Coach
Leadership Alabama Board Member
National Alliance of Black School Educators
National Education Association
Who’s Who Among High School Teachers
School Superintendents of Alabama
Alabama Education Association
Alabama A & M Alumni Association
Alabama High School Athletic Association
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Leadership Sumter County Former Board Member
Governors Emerging Leaders Task Force
Alabama’s Superintendent’s Academy
Hill Hospital Former Board Member
Greene/Sumter Enterprise Former Board Member
Coleman Arts Center Former Board Member
Sumter County Fine Arts Council Former Board Member
American Association of Supervisors & Administrators
American Association of School Personnel Administrators
Alabama Association of School Personnel Administrators Past President
Alabama A&M University Youth Motivational Task Force
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools Former Board Member
Bessemer Chamber of Commerce Board Member