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Work History

2017present

Superintendent

Huntsville City Schools

School district leader responsible for oversight of all district operations

  • Reorganized district office
  • Implemented cost savings measures to reduce a deficit budget
  • Implemented non-traditional learning opportunities, including online school
  • Led a property tax renewal that secured $37.5 million per year in funding
20032017

Superintendent

Piedmont City School District

School district leader responsible for oversight of all district operations.

  • Nationally recognized leader in educational technology
  • Implemented a district wide 1:1 laptop initiative (MPower Piedmont) in 2009
  • Acquired grant funds to install a community WAN to provide home internet access for families
  • Designed and acquired funding to initiate a personalized learning environment in all district schools
  • Remodeled school libraries into "Centers for Innovation"
  • Strong financial record, while developing innovative schools
20002003

Principal

Piedmont High School

Chief administrator responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets.

Created district's first credit recovery program

Piloted 1:1 laptop initiative

19992002

Coordinator of Administrative Services

Piedmont City School District

District Technology Coordinator

Federal Programs Coordinator

Student Services Director

Facilities and maintenance manager

19951999

District Technology Coordinator & Director of Student Services

Anniston City School District

Responsible for coordinating networks in all districts buidlings

Received and implemented grant for the USDOE to install Internet access and implement Computer Science curriculum

Installed three computers in all district classrooms

19911995

Teacher/Coach

Anniston High School

A.P. Computer Science
Computer Science
Algebra I
Girls Basketball Coach
Soccer Coach

Education

20132015

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

Samford University
19971998

Administration (Masters Level) Certification

Jacksonville State University
19951996

M.A., Secondary Education/Mathematics

University of Alabama
19871990

B.S., Secondary Education/Mathematics

Jacksonville State University

Awards and Recognition

EdWeek

1 of 13 national “Leaders to Learn From", 2016

Alabama Community Education Association
Superintendent of the Year, 2016

The White House- Office of Education Technology
1 of 100 superintendents recognized for "Exemplary Leadership" in digital learning, 2015

Jacksonville State University
CORE Founders Award, 2015

The Anniston Star
Calhoun County Citizen of the Year, 2014

Verizon Innovative Learning School
Piedmont Middle School, 2014

National School Board Association
National “20 to Watch” for Ed. Tech, 2012

U.S. Department of Education
Piedmont High School “Blue Ribbon School", 2012                                                   

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
Piedmont Elementary School, CLAS Banner School, 2011

e-School News
National “Tech-Savvy” Superintendent, 2010

The Piedmont Journal
Citizen of the Year, 2010

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
Piedmont High School, CLAS Banner School, 2010

US News & World Report
Piedmont High School, “One of America’s Best High Schools” (Bronze Level), 2007-16

US News & World Report
Piedmont High School, “Most Connected” High School in the Nation, 2011-12

Apple Corporation
Piedmont High School, Apple Distinguished School, 2011-16