The Shelby County Board of Education recently approved several administrative positions for local schools.
Jay Peoples will serve as principal for the new Helena High School. Mr. Peoples has served as the Principal at Chelsea High School for the past five years. He has worked in public education for 21 years. During that time he has served as a teacher and/or administrator at every level of education: elementary, middle, high, junior college and college level. Mr. Peoples has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Lee University. He also acquired a Master of Arts Degree in English and a Master of Arts in Administration and Educational Leadership Certification from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Wayne Trucks has been named the new principal at Chelsea High School. Mr. Trucks has over 18 years in public education. For the last six years, he has worked at Chelsea High as a teacher, coach, administrative assistant and assistant principal. Mr. Trucks received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Spanish from Auburn University, his Master of Education degree and his Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership from UAB.
Todd Crenshaw will serve as the new assistant principal for the Linda Nolen Learning Center. Mr. Crenshaw is entering his 15th year as a special educator and his 12th year at The Linda Nolen Learning Center. Prior to becoming the administrative assistant at The Linda Nolen Learning Center in 2012, he taught 6th graders in an alternative environment. Mr. Crenshaw earned his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Jackson State University, his Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of New Orleans, and his Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Montevallo.
Jeff Norris will serve as the assistant principal for Inverness Elementary School. Mr. Norris was most recently the administrative assistant at Montevallo Elementary School. He has been an educator for eight years in the Shelby County School System, teaching third grade at Chelsea Park Elementary School, fifth grade at Chelsea Intermediate School, and gifted education at Chelsea Intermediate School, Chelsea Middle School, and Shelby Elementary School. Mr. Norris has an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership and a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo, a Master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of South Alabama, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. He is also a National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist. Mr. Norris was named Shelby County Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012 and was a Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame State Finalist.
Krista Townsend has named as the assistant principal for Calera Elementary. Ms. Townsend has 11 years experience as a classroom teacher and math coach in the Shelby County School System. Ms. Townsend has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with certification in Mathematics for grades 4-8 from the University of Montevallo. She holds a Master’s degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo.