Meet Jennifer Box: New Assistant Principal
August 27, 2019
Mollie Dunn Applegate (C.R.E.W.)
(HHS) - Not many people can say positive things about their middle school experience, but Jennifer Box is different. She loved her days as a middle school and high school student; being involved with sports, clubs and school activities. She’s always wanted to help ensure others had the same “enriching experience” she had in school. Flash forward to today, and Box is ready to apply that same love of school to her new role as assistant principal at Hoover High School.
Box is not new to the assistant principal position, however. In 2004, she became an administrator at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa after teaching at Central High School - East Campus for several years. Since then, she’s served as an administrator in Tuscaloosa City, Alabaster City, and, most recently, West Blocton Middle School in Bibb County.
“I enjoy assisting teachers and students in solving any issues or challenges. I believe my job in administration is supporting teachers and allowing them to be the best possible teacher for the students,” said Box.
Due to Hoover High School’s large size, each member of the administrative team works together and takes on specific responsibilities. In addition to helping support all faculty and students, Box will serve as administrator for student supports, summer school, credit recovery, curriculum, and ACT. One of the many benefits of Hoover High School’s size is that it offers its students a wide variety of educational and extracurricular opportunities. This is what attracted Box to working at HHS.
“I love the fact the students can choose a variety of fine arts, academics, which include AP, IB, and foreign languages and athletics. Every student can be apart of a diverse group and find their own unique path in school.”
Though working in education requires an immense amount of time and energy, Box still finds time to enjoy some of her favorite activities. When she’s not working, she likes traveling, going to concerts, and going home to her parents’ farm in northwest Alabama accompanied by her husband, Jarrett. In fact, she’s seen Luke Bryan four times this summer!
“We love quick beach get-a-ways, Alabama football, and camping,” said Box. To this day, her favorite travel experience is vacationing in Aruba, but she enjoys any chance to relax by the water. And with the Alabama heat, who can blame her!
As with any new school year, the excitement and nervousness is felt by students, parents, faculty, and staff alike. And just like any other “newby” to HHS, Box is nervous about, yet ready for, the challenge of getting to know everyone and the school facility. There’s no doubt that her experience as both teacher and administrator will serve her well as Hoover High School welcomes Box to her new school and community.