Dr. Shirley Graham-Burrell

Phone: 205-231-6431


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Dr. Shirley Graham-Burrell

As principal of P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, I am honored to be a part of the “Mustang Family.” It is my humble duty to work with all stakeholders in the Jackson-Olin community as we move forward, onward, and upward in academic achievement. My overarching goal is to refine my professional practices as an educator in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving expectations of 21st century learning. Through my interactions with the students, I am reminded that “Legends are Made” here at P. D. Jackson-Olin High School.

Having many successes in my experience as a teacher and an administrator, as the principal here at P. D. Jackson-Olin High School it has been my top priority to implement a safe teaching and learning environment.  With the support of the faculty, staff, students, and community, we will return to being the beacon of hope which is embodied in all of those who have graced the halls of Jackson-Olin High School. Therefore, in order to pursue my goals, I will establish a framework for professional development that fosters growth in professional learning communities. I also plan to build capacity within the school to inspire all educators.

Although I am well known as an instructional leader, my family is one of the most vital elements in my life. I am proud of my husband, extremely honored to be the mother of three amazing children and overly ecstatic about my four amazing grandchildren.