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12-19-2012 (HCS) - In conjunction with school-level Teachers of the Year, Hoover schools also select nominees for the respected Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame.  District nominees will be announced in January, along with HCS Teachers of the Year.

In 1969, Jacksonville State University initiated a Teacher Hall of Fame under the direction of then-president Dr. Houston Cole. This program was to honor and to recognize the classroom teachers of the public schools in the State of Alabama.

Specific criteria are used to select nominees. Nominee must be currently teaching subject matter to students at least 50% of each school day. Degrees held, length of teaching experience, and current teaching assignments are also taken into consideration. No preference is given to nominees who may have attended Jacksonville State University. They must maintain exemplary standards of behavior and ethics, exhibit leadership, be enthusiastic about teaching, demonstrate competency in subject matter, work well with colleagues and administrators, and constantly seek to encourage, inspire and motivate students toward greater accomplishment.

Each public school system in the state is urged to participate by nominating one elementary teacher, one middle level teacher and one secondary teacher each year to be considered for this award.  See more here.

Bluff Park Elementary Andrea Timberlake  
  • 1st Grade self-contained
  • 6 years at BPES
  • Auburn/Samford/UAB
  • 21 years teaching experience
Deer Valley Elementary Becky Edwards  
  • 3rd Grade
  • 2 years at DVES
  • Auburn
  • 6 years teaching experience
Green Valley Elementary Erika Russ  
  • Kindergarten
  • 2 years at GVES
  • UAB
  • 3 years teaching experience
Greystone Elementary Leta Hoit  
  • K-5 Physical Education
  • 15 years at GES
  • UAB/Auburn
  • 19 years teaching experience
Gwin Elementary Stacey Junkin  
  • Kindergarten
  • 6.5 years at Gwin
  • Montevallo/UofA
  • 6.5 years teaching experience
Riverchase Elementary Maureen Farrell  
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th year at RES
  • William Carey/MSU
  • 10 years teaching experience
Rocky Ridge Elementary Judy Davidson  
  • K-5 Art
  • 21.5 years at RRES
  • West. IL/Rockford Coll./UAB
  • 27.5 years teaching experience
Shades Mountain Elementary Stephanie Lose  
  • 2nd Grade self-contained
  • 7 years at SMES
  • Spring Hill/UMass/Montevallo
  • 17 years teaching experience
South Shades Crest Elementary Ahmad Austin  
  • K-4 Art
  • 1st year at SSC
  • Alabama A&M/UAB
  • 11 years teaching experience
Trace Crossings Elementary Donna Houston  
  • 2nd Grade
  • 6 years at TCES
  • Samford/Montevallo
  • 12 years teaching experience
Brock's Gap Intermediate Christie Willis  
  • 5th/6th Grade Technology
  • 2 years at BGIS
  • LA Monroe/Lakeland/Ashford
  • 6 years teaching experience
Berry Middle Russell White  
  • 6th-8th Grade
  • 5 years at BMS
  • Wallace State/UofAlabama
  • 7 years teaching experience
Robert F. Bumpus Middle Terri Adema  
  • 7th Grade life science
  • 3 years at RFBMS
  • Montevallo
  • 11.5 years teaching experience
Ira F. Simmons Middle Krystal Pettit  
  • 8th Grade science
  • 6 years at SMS
  • Calif. State/Colorado State
  • 14 years teaching experience
Hoover High Chad Cooley  
  • AP English 11/12
  • 13 years at HHS
  • UAB/Southern Miss.
  • 13 years teaching experience
Spain Park Michael Zelwak  
  • 11th Grade English
  • 9 years at SPHS
  • UAB/Widener
  • 11 years teaching experience

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