Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

The Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame was established on July 1, 1982, by the Troy University Board of Trustees under the authority of the Legislature of the State of Alabama. Its mission is to recognize, by cooperative effort of Troy University, and Alabama Association of School Boards, and the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, individuals whose long-term leadership and service to education in Alabama on the local, district, state, regional, and/or national level is of the magnitude that it would dictate perpetual recognition.

How to submit a nomination packet:

  1. Fill out the online nomination form. Nominations will only be accepted when submitted through this electronic process.
  2. Attach scans of three letters of support. Letters need to be from persons who can speak to the nominee's contributions to education.
  3. Apply signature and submit form.

 

Hall of Fame Members

Photo of Mr. Archie Allen, Jr.

Mr. Archie Allen, Jr.
Inducted: April 23, 1987
Superintendent of Education
Dothan City Schools

Photo of Dr. Clifford C. Balher

Dr. Clifford C. Balher
Inducted: April 21, 1988
Assistant State Superintendent of Education

Photo of Mr. George Beasley

Mr. George Beasley
Inducted: November 18, 2016
Retired Principal and School Board
Fort Payne City Schools

Photo of Mr. Carl Bottenfield

Mr. Carl Bottenfield
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 25, 1985
School Board Member
Jefferson County Schools

Photo of Mrs. Katy S. Campbell

Mrs. Katy S. Campbell
Inducted: November 18, 2016
AASB Immediate Past President
Alabama Association of School Boards

Photo of Dr. Michael L. Carr

Dr. Michael L. Carr
Inducted: April 23, 1987
Principal at
Maxwell AFB Elementary School

Photo of Dr. Harold Collins

Dr. Harold Collins
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Superintendent of Education
Mobile County Schools

Photo of Mrs. Sarah Fanning

Mrs. Sarah Fanning
Inducted: November 18, 2016
Instructional Assistant Principal
Madison County Schools

Photo of Gov. Charles Henderson

Gov. Charles Henderson
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 19, 1990
Governor of Alabama (1920-1924)

Photo of Mr. Ralph Higginbotham

Mr. Ralph Higginbotham
Inducted: April 24, 1986
School Board Member
Calhoun County Schools

Photo of Dr. George Howard

Dr. George Howard
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 25, 1985
Curriculum Coordinator
Birmingham City Schools

Photo of Mr. Paul Hubbert

Mr. Paul Hubbert
(Awarded Posthumously)
President of the Alabama Education Association

Photo of Dr. McDonald Hughes

Dr. McDonald Hughes
Inducted: April 24, 1986
High School Principal
Tuscaloosa City Schools

Photo of Dr. Thomas E. Ingram, Jr.

Dr. Thomas E. Ingram, Jr.
Inducted: April 26, 1984
Superintendent of Education
Tuscaloosa City Schools

Photo of Dr. Rubin Mac Irving

Dr. Rubin Mac Irving
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 21, 1988
School Board Member
Ozark City Schools

Photo of Dr. William H. Kimbrough

Dr. William H. Kimbrough
Inducted: April 26, 1984
Assistant State Superintendent of Education

Photo of Mr. Robert Lane

Mr. Robert Lane
Inducted: 2012
School Board Member
Lowndes County Schools

Photo of Mr. Tommy Ledbetter

Mr. Tommy Ledbetter
Principal, Buckhorn High School
Madison County Schools

Photo of Mrs. Joyce McCollum

Mrs. Joyce McCollum
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Elementary School Principal
Mountain Brook Schools

Photo of Mrs. Evelyn McLeod

Mrs. Evelyn McLeod
Inducted: April 25, 1985
Supervisor of Instruction
Montgomery County Schools

Photo of Dr. Harold Martin

Dr. Harold Martin
Inducted: April 25, 1985
State of Alabama School Board Member

Photo of Dr. Joe Morton

Dr. Joe Morton
Inducted: 2012
State Superintendent of Education

Photo of Dr. Byron Nelson, Sr.

Dr. Byron Nelson, Sr.
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Superintendent of Education
Tallassee City Schools

Photo of Dr. Byron B. Nelson, Jr.

Dr. Byron B. Nelson, Jr.
Inducted: May 5, 1994
Superintendent of Education
Homewood City Schools

Photo of Mrs. Fanny M. Nelson

Mrs. Fanny M. Nelson
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 23, 1987
President
State of Alabama Parent/Teacher Association

Photo of Dr. Larry Newton

Dr. Larry Newton
Inducted: September 2007
Superintendent of Education
Baldwin County Schools

Photo of Mrs. Frances E. Nungester

Mrs. Frances E. Nungester
Inducted: April 26, 1984
Curriculum Coordinator
Decatur City Schools

Photo of Mr. Victor P. Poole

Mr. Victor P. Poole
Inducted: May 5, 1994
State of Alabama School Board Member

Photo of Dr. Ed Richardson

Dr. Ed Richardson
Inducted: September 2007
State Superintendent of Education

Photo of Dr. Vernon L. St. John

Dr. Vernon L. St. John
Inducted: April 20, 1989
Superintendent of Education
Opp City Schools

Photo of Mrs. Sandra Sims-deGraffenried

Dr. Sandra Sims-DeGraffenried
Inducted: 2012
Executive Director
Alabama Association of School Boards

Photo of Dr. June T. Spooner

Dr. June T. Spooner
Inducted: April 18, 1991
Elementary School Principal
Auburn City Schools

Photo of Sandra Sims-deGraffenried

Mr. D. Edward Starnes, Jr.
Inducted: April 14, 1992
School Board Member
Huntsville City Schools

Photo of Dr. James A. Street

Dr. James A. Street
Inducted: April 20, 1989
Executive Director
Alabama Association of
Supervisors and Administrators

Photo of Dr. Wayne Teague

Dr. Wayne Teague
Inducted: April 15, 1985
State Superintendent of Education

Photo of Mrs. Isabelle B. Thomasson

Mrs. Isabelle B. Thomasson
Inducted: April 19, 1990
State of Alabama School Board Member

Photo of Mr. John Wallace Vaughan

Mr. John Wallace Vaughan
Inducted: May 27, 1993
Superintendent of Education
Troy City Schools

Photo of Mr. Louis Vines

Mr. Louis Vines
(Awarded Posthumously)
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Elementary School Principal
Cullman City Schools

Photo of Mrs. Maggie Bruce Walker

Mrs. Maggie Bruce Walker
Inducted: April 14, 1992
Elementary School Principal
Montgomery County Schools

Photo of Mr. William C. Ward

Mr. William C. Ward
Inducted: April 19, 1990
State of Alabama
Coordinator of Elementary Education

Photo of Mr. Gary Warren

Mr. Gary Warren
Elected Member of Alabama State Board of Education

Photo of Mr. Daniel Washburn

Mr. Daniel Washburn
Inducted: 2012
Executive Director
Alabama High School Athletic Association

Photo of Dr. Gene J. Watson

Dr. Gene J. Watson
Inducted: April 18, 1991
Superintendent of Education
Dothan City Schools

Photo of Mrs. Nellie Weil

Mrs. Nellie Weil
Inducted: April 24, 1986
School Board Member
Montgomery County Schools

Photo of Mr. Oscar Zeanah

Mr. Oscar Zeanah
Inducted: April 25, 1985
Superintendent of Education
Andalusia City Schools

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