Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Joe MortonDr. Joe Morton
Inducted: 2012
State Superintendent of Education

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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