Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jennifer Steele-Brown, Ed.S, NBCT
I am excited to serve as your new Assistant Principal. Just to give you a little bit of information about myself, I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. My early education began in the Tuscaloosa City School System. Upon graduating from Central High School, I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, with a minor in Psychology.
Later, I received my Master's degree in Special Education - Specific Learning Disabilities, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa AL. In 2005, I received my National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, and was recertified in 2014. As a believer in life-long learning, I completed my Education Specialist degree at Grand Canyon University in 2014.
I served as a Special Education Teacher for 21 years at EPIC Alternative Elementary School in Birmingham City Schools district. Throughout my tenure at EPIC, I have served in many capacities, including Lead Special Education Teacher, Lead Mentor Teacher, and part of the Instructional Leadership Team to name a few. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my expertise at Huffman Academy. I am committed to helping each scholar soar even higher!
My favorite quote is "Be yourself; everyone else is taken!" ~ Oscar Wilde
My favorite children's book is A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich by Alice Childress.
I have a beautiful daughter, and I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Every Child Deserves a Champion! - Rita Pearson