Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Kevin Erwin, Principal
Mr. Kevin Erwin has been an educator since 1999. He earned a Master’s degree in Administration from the University of Alabama/Birmingham (2003) and returned to complete his Ed.S degree (2011).
Mr. Erwin has the honor of having worked in one school system during his career in education. He was hired at Simmons in 1999 as a social studies teacher and coach. He coached girls basketball, track, and football. While a teacher at Simmons, he held various leadership positions such as bus administrator and Saturday school instructor. Former students report that his classes were dynamic and engaging and his tenure as a basketball coach resulted in six metro championships. In 2011, Mr. Erwin was named an assistant principal.
In 2019, Mr. Erwin was given the opportunity to step into the principal role vacated by his friend and mentor Brian Cain. Mr. Cain retired after being the leader of Simmons for twelve productive years.
In 2021, Shades Mountain Elementary School welcomed Mr. Erwin to become the principal. He is excited to serve alongside the fantastic staff and being part of the wonderful community.
When away from work, Mr. Erwin enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, working in the yard, and finding ways to serve others. He is an active member of his church. Mr. Erwin is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure success for all students.