Office: Shelby County Superintendent
Residence: Highland Lakes
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Principal, Oak Mountain High School, May 2014-Present; Shelby County Schools professional development supervisor, January 2013-May 2014; SCS curriculum specialist, February 2012-January 2013; assistant principal, Pelham High School, July 2011-January 2012; teacher leader, Oak Mountain High School, August 2009-June 2011; teacher, Spain Park High School, August 2002-May 2009; teacher, Berry Middle School, August 1995-May 2009; teacher, Jess Lanier High School, August 1992-May 1995; teacher, Glenforest Alternative School, October 1990-May 1992; teacher, Hillcrest High School, August 1989-May 1990; Alabama Superintendents’ Academy, 2018; High School Principal of the Year Alabama CLAS District V, 2017; vice president, Alabama Association Secondary School Principals District 5, 2015; secretary, Alabama National Board Certified Teachers, 2014; nationally board certified teacher; Stellar Teacher Program/Jefferson County Commission, 2006-2009.
Civic experience: Workforce Development Committee, Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 2017; Leadership Shelby County Economic Development Committee, 2017; Leadership Shelby County Justice Day Committee, 2017; Family Connections board of directors, 2017; Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 2014-present; Leadership Shelby County, 2014.
Main issues: “We all have the same goal for children: we want them to be safe, responsible and successful. This means that as superintendent I will foster an environment in which educators, parents, and communities work collaboratively to meet not only the academic needs of students, but also to meet the social and emotional needs of students. One of my main goals is to work within our communities and with our parents and teachers to meet the diverse needs of local schools. My strategic plan focuses on continuing to partner with our local leaders to keep our children safe as we continually assess, monitor and improve our security; providing for our continued growth in terms of facilities and resources; and providing a cohesive focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
Contributions: Kristi Sayers, $6,600.00 (loan); Larry Roe, $2,000.00; Bobby J. Eades, $2,000.00; Luke Camara – Me2Graphics – $1,100.00, (in-kind contribution); Code Collect, LLC, $1,000.00; DC Oil Company, DBA Quick Shop, $1,000.00; Merritt Strategic, LLC $1,000.00, (in-kind); Larry Roe, $500.00; Kim M. Hendon, $500.00; Vic Nichol, $500.00; Jennifer R. Brown, $500.00; Brandi Kellis, $500.00.
Education: Doctorate in educational leadership, University of Alabama at Birmingham, December 2013; educational specialist in educational leadership, UAB, May 2011; master’s in educational administration, University of Montevallo, August 1994; bachelor’s in secondary education language arts, University of Alabama, May 1989.