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.