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Reading names new superintendent

Published On: Mar 28 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 29 2012 06:42:49 AM EDT

The Reading School Board also hired a new superintendent Wednesday night.

READING, Pa. -

The Reading School Board hired a new superintendent Wednesday night.

By an 8-0 vote, Dr. Carlinda Purcell has named to the post.

Purcell most recently served as superintendent at Montgomery Public Schools in Alabama.

She received a five-year contract from Reading which will run through June of 2017.

She will replace current Superintendent J. Drue Miles who is stepping down on June 30.