Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Wayne Richardson
Dr. Richardson has been a part of Hoover City Schools since its inception. He has served on several faculties including Green Valley, Rocky Ridge, Gwin, Berry Middle, and Bumpus Middle. He was the 1992 Hoover Teacher of the Year, and has been nominated by the state twice for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. He was honored to be named the principal of Deer Valley when it opened in 2001. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Samford University in Educational Leadership Department. In 2015 he was honored to receive the "Learning for Life Award" from Samford University to recognize his contribution to the field of education. In 2018 he led the effort for Deer Valley to become a "National School of Character." He firmly believes that how students take responsibility for their lives and how they form and nurture relationships with others is equally as important as their academic learning."