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Liz Huntley 1

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Attorney and author Liz Huntley said the love and nurturing she received in preschool turned her life around after starting in a dysfunctional family. Read more

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Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (1)

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Carey is in her 18th year of teaching and fifth year as an instructional support teacher at Hoover High. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 11-15-18 (2)

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The new Riverchase Career Connection Center will help fulfill that mission, Superintendent Kathy Murphy told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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Courtney Bentley Cunningham, who has been an associate dean at UAB, formerly worked as an education professor at Montevallo for eight years. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 12-12-17

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Murphy is one of 41 applicants who are seeking to lead the Alabama Department of Education. Seven semifinalists are to be named Friday. Read more

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Jennifer Hogan Dec 2017

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The winner will be announced during National Assistant Principals Week, which is April 9-13. Read more

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The campus started with about 1,000 students the first year in 1993 and now serves nearly 5,000 students, Jeff State Interim President Keith Brown said. Read more

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Hoover legislative education forum 11-7-17

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Four state legislators representing parts of Hoover answered questions at a public forum sponsored by the Hoover City Schools Foundation. Read more

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The forum is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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Tara Bennett, a longtime Hoover educator, has an idea for the community — and her brother, Don Bennett, thinks it’s just the ticket. Read more

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The foundation has allocated $41,000 to help educators brainstorm to find solutions to problems they face in the classroom. Read more

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Amy Gregory

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Gregory has been assistant principal at Gwin Elementary School for five years. Read more

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Lee Ogle Tosney

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The three applicants are a 25-year-old college student, a retired middle school science teacher and the vice president and office manager for an overhead door company who formerly taught school. Read more

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Voters in the Jefferson County portion of Hoover will be voting on three tax renewals that together bring in more than $22 million a year for Hoover City Schools, officials said. Read more

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Several days each week, a group of local Birmingham area seniors can be found in a classroom enjoying the opportunity to learn new skills or gain knowledge on a particular topic. Read more

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Prince of Peace Catholic School has announced that Andy Rothery has joined the school as assistant principal. Rothery has a solid background in Catholic school administration and classroom teaching. Read more

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Education was, in Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s mind, the issue that defined the 2016 Hoover municipal election. Read more

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Chick-fil-A donation day set for Thursday in conjunction with new effort Read more

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After two years of planning and community debate, the Hoover school board is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to ask a federal judge to approve new school attendance zones. Read more

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Hoover woman Alice Laurendine gleans life lesson from her ovarian cancer diagnosis. Read more

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  • Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (3)

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    Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (3)

    Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, is surprised with the news that she is the Hoover school district's 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, as she works with 11th-grader Adam Newman.

  • Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (1)

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    Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (1)

    Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, at left, is surprised with the news that she is the Hoover school district's 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. At right is the school district's director of curriculum and instruction, Autumm Jeter.

  • Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (4)

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    Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (4)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, at left, gives a hug to Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, after informing Carey that she is the Hoover school district's 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

  • Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (2)

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    Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (2)

    Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, is the Hoover school district's 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

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