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Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

AASB is proud to partner with Troy University and the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools in recognizing some of the state's most influential education leaders and advocates through the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame. Established in 1982, the prestigious Hall of Fame Award recognizes the unique contributions of outstanding education leaders within the state for service to education at the local, district, state, regional and/or national level. 

The Hall of Fame is located on the campus of Troy University, where portraits of inductees are displayed prominently in the University's College of Education building. The Award is conferred every two years. 

Local school board members, superintendents and former executive directors of the Alabama Association of School Boards are among the illustrious list of inductees. 




Mr. Archie Allen, Jr. 
Inducted: April 23, 1987
Supt. of Education
Dothan City Schools
Mr. George Beasley
Inducted: Nov. 18, 2016
School Board Member
Fort Payne City Schools
Mr. Carl Bottenfield
Inducted: April 25, 1985
School Board Member
Jefferson County Schools
Mrs. Katy S. Campbell
Inducted: Nov. 18, 2016
Immediate Past President
AASB
       
 
 
Dr. Harold Collins
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Superintendent of Education
Mobile County Schools
Mr. Ralph Higginbotham
Inducted: April 24, 1986
School Board Member
Calhoun County Schools
Dr. Thomas E. Ingram, Jr.
Inducted: April 26, 1984
Superintendent of Education
Tuscaloosa City Schools
Dr. Rubin Mac Irving
Inducted: April 21, 1988
School Board Member
Ozark City Schools
       
       
Mr. Robert Lane
Inducted: 2012
School Board Member
Lowndes County Schools
Dr. Byron Nelson, Sr.
Inducted: April 24, 1986
Superintendent of Education
Tallassee City Schools
Dr. Byron B. Nelson, Jr.
Inducted: May 5, 1994
Superintendent of Education
Homewood City Schools
Dr. Larry Newton
Inducted: September 2007
Superintendent of Education
Baldwin County Schools
       
Dr. Vernon L. St. John
Inducted: April 20, 1989
Superintendent of Education
Opp City Schools
Dr. Sandra Sims-DeGraffenried
Inducted: 2012
AASB Executive Director

Mr. D. Edward Starnes, Jr.
Inducted: April 14, 1992
School Board Member
Huntsville City Schools
Dr. James A. Street
Inducted: April 20, 1989
Executive Director
Alabama Association of
Supervisors and Administrators
       
Mr. John Wallace Vaughan
Inducted: May 27, 1993
Superintendent of Education
Troy City Schools
Dr. Gene J. Watson
Inducted: April 18, 1991
Superintendent of Education
Dothan City Schools
Mrs. Nellie Weil
Inducted: April 24, 1986
School Board Member
Montgomery County Schools
Mr. Oscar Zeanah
Inducted: April 25, 1985
Superintendent of Education
Andalusia City Schools