Shelby County Schools names Journey Shapers

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Brooks named school district employees Journey Shapers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been dealing with unprecedented times,” Brooks said, praising employees throughout the district for ensuring students continued to see academic success.

All of the district’s high school principals received Journey Shaper awards for their hard work in making graduation ceremonies happen June 1 and June 2.

“I wanted to recognize the hard work of our high school principals in helping to make sure that our 2020 graduates had a meaningful graduation ceremony,” Brooks said. “Everything that these principals did to make that happen shows their investment into shaping the journey of our students.”

The recipients include: Branden Vincent – Calera High School, Brandon Turner – Chelsea High School, April Brand – Helena High School, Steve Bromley – Montevallo High School, Kristi Sayers – Oak Mountain High School, Barbara Snyder – Shelby County High School, and DeWanda Nelson and Landon Manning (assistant principals) – Vincent Middle High School.

Federal Programs Area Specialist Beth Fuller and her husband, Darryl Fuller, and Federal Programs Secretary Lindsay Brand were also recognized as Journey Shapers for their work in packing food donated by Alabama Food Solutions and delivering it to schools to be distributed to families in need during the COVID-19 school closure.

“I’m really in awe of the work they continue to do to support families in this difficult time,” Brooks said.