• Dr. Byrd

    Dr. Vanessa Byrd, Principal 

    As a child, I knew that I was destined to be an educator. I grew up playing school and I was always the teacher. My father and mother made sure my dream of becoming a teacher became reality. I am a proud graduate of Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Miles Law School. I have three other sisters that were educators.

    I am entering my 34th year as an educator. During my career, I have served as a sixth grade science teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. My entire career has been spent in the Birmingham City Schools system. I begin as a teacher at Bush Middle School for seven years. After which, I begin my career in administration serving as assistant principal at Hudson Middle School, Ensley High School, and Wenonah High School. I have been Principal at the following schools: Hayes High School, Wenonah High School, Bush Middle School, Gate City Elementary and my final destination, Minor Elementary School.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family/friends, teaching bible study,community service with the Soror’s of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and traveling.

    I am honored to begin my fifth year as Principal of Minor Elementary. It is a privilege for me to serve the students, parents, staff and community of Minor Elementary School, where the best scholars and teachers in Birmingham City Schools resides.

    At Minor Elementary, we are striving together to the next level of greatness. We do things only one way, that’s the MINOR WAY! Our quote: If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at vbyrd@bhm.k12.al.us or call at 205-231-6555

Phone: (205) 231-6555


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Dr. Vanessa G. Byrd