Superintendent's Page

Dr. Gale D. Satchel

Superintendent of Colbert County Schools

The citizens of Colbert County elected Dr. Gale Satchel on March 1, 2016, to serve as Superintendent. Dr. Satchel took office on May 31, 2016, and has been employed with Colbert County Schools since 2004.

Mrs. Satchel has an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University, a Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, an AA Educational Leadership Certification, Ed.S from the University of North Alabama, and ED.D from Nova Southeastern University.

During her twenty-nine years of work in the field of education, she has served as an admissions counselor, academic counselor, school counselor, and career/tech counselor. As a district-level administrator, she has also worked as the Director of Federal Programs and interim Career/Tech Director.

She and her husband, Melcha Satchel, have one son. His name is MJ and he attends the University of North Alabama with a major in nursing.

One Team...One Goal...Our Legacy!!


Contact the Superintendent's Office

Gale Denise Story Satchel, Ed.D.



Phone: 256-386-8565

Superintendent's Staff

Michelle Ragan

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 256-386-8565 ext 1212

Wade Turberville

Deputy Superintendent


Phone: 256-386-8565 Ext: 1245

Brooke Cunningham

Federal Programs Secretary


Phone: 256-386-8565 Ext: 1233

Pat McConnico



Phone: 256-386-8565 Ext. 1210