College of Education alumnus named superintendent of Tallassee City Schools

November 4, 2020

Brock Nolin headshotAuburn University College of Education graduate Joshua “Brock” Nolin has taken over as the superintendent of Tallassee City Schools. Nolin had been serving as acting superintendent since July. Previously, he was assistant superintendent and Federal Programs and Special Education coordinator for the past four years at the central office level. Prior to that time, he was the assistant principal at Southside Middle School and taught at Wetumpka and Tallassee high schools.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Tallassee City Schools,” Nolin said in a news release. “We have a great community and school system, though I acknowledge that we have work to do.”

Nolin earned a bachelor’s degree in agriscience education at Auburn University in 2002 and went on to earn his Master’s in agriscience education at Auburn in 2005. He earned his educational specialist degree in agriscience at Auburn in 2009, Doctor of Philosophy in career and technical education at Auburn in 2011, and a Master’s in instructional leadership and supervision at Jacksonville State University in 2013.

“His research focused on the impact of participation in high school agricultural education and Alabama high school graduation exam outcomes,” said James Lindner, Nolin’s major profession. “He has made numerous research presentations and published in leading Agricultural Education journals.”

Nolin has been an adjunct professor at Auburn in agriscience education since 2014, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes.

“His contemporary teaching philosophy and use of emerging teaching technology make his courses some of the most highest sought in the program,” Lindner said. “If students do not register early, they will have to wait another semester to take his courses. He integrates his research into his teaching and demonstrates persistent efforts to validate student learning.”