The Shelby County Board of Education has approved Kimberly Bailey to serve as the district’s new Guidance and Testing Supervisor. Ms. Bailey has 24 years of experience as an educator and currently works as a counselor at Helena High School.
Ms. Bailey taught English at Minor High School before she became a part of Oak Mountain High School’s counseling department where she was instrumental in aligning that program with National Standards. While Ms. Bailey served as a gifted case manager in Shelby County, she co-created a high school gifted education program as well as a county-wide college admissions program.
Returning as a counselor at Chelsea High School, Ms. Bailey piloted and developed the My Future program at Chelsea High and instituted a comprehensive college admission program. Throughout her time in Shelby County, Mrs. Bailey has served as test coordinator at three different schools and has been involved both locally and nationally as a peer program trainer.
She is currently serving as lead counselor at Helena High School, where she was instrumental in developing the school’s first counseling program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Language Arts from The University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Montevallo.