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Curriculum and Instruction

Welcome to the Alabaster City Schools Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Alabaster City Schools include curriculum for K-12 programs at local elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools. We work to ensure the academic success of each student.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alabaster City Schools is to partner with families and the community to inspire and prepare graduates to be responsible and productive champions of their future. 

 

Curriculum and Instruction Staff

 

Dr. Brenda Rickett

Director of Teaching and Learning

 Education:

 Ed.D - Educational Leadership - The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

 MA - Elementary Education - The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

 BS - Elementary Education - The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

 Experience:

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Opelika City Schools, 2007 - 2016

 Principal, Maxwell Elementary School, Tuscaloosa County Schools, 1995 - 2007

 Assistant Principal, Englewood Elementary School, Tuscaloosa County Schools, 1992 - 1995

Teacher, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Woodland Forrest Elementary and Skyland Elementary, 1984 - 1992

 

 

Mark Gray

Elementary Education
Curriculum & Instruction Program Specialist

Education:

 BS- Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Auburn University at Montgomery

 MS- Early Childhood Education, University of Montevallo

 Administration Certification, University of Montevallo

 Experience:

Tarrant Elementary School, Alabama – First Grade Teacher, Reading Interventionist

 Foley Elementary School, Alabama – First Grade Teacher

 Montevallo Elementary School, - First & Second Grade Teacher, Reading Coach

Shelby County Schools – Elementary Program Area Specialist, Federal Programs Specialist

Alabaster City Schools – Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Testing Coordinator

 

 

 

   Derrick Hester

K-12 Mathematics Instructional Coach

Education:

 Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership, The University of West Alabama

 Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education, The University of West Alabama

  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, The University of West Alabama

 Work Experience:

 Alabaster City Schools: 2014 – Present

K – 12 Mathematics Instructional Coach

Thompson High School Mathematics Teacher

 Saraland City Schools: 2012 – 2014

 Saraland City Schools Teacher of the Year 2014

 Saraland High School Teacher of the Year 2014

 Saraland High School Mathematics Teacher (Pre-AP Precalculus, Pre-AP Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Algebra IB)

 Saraland Middle School Mathematics Teacher (6th – 8th Grade Mathematics)

 Demopolis City Schools: 2006 – 2012

Demopolis Middle School Teacher of the Year 2009

Demopolis Middle School (7th - 8th Grade Mathematics)

 Demopolis High School (Algebra I and Geometry)

 

 

 


 
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