Admin

Meet the Principal

principal

 

My name is Jay Gary and I'm a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a product of Birmingham City Schools and Jefferson County Schools. I am also a United States Navy Veteran and was Honorably Discharged after 14 years of service.

I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Birmingham-Southern College, Master's of  Arts degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Administration Certification from Samford University.

I taught fifth and sixth grade at Kermit Johnson Elementary School and later became an Assistant Principal at Clay-Chalkville Middle School for five years. July 2011, I was appointed by the Jefferson County School Board as Erwin Middle School's first principal where I served for three years and on August 1, 2014, I was appointed Principal of Center Point Elementary School. I also serve on the faculty of ASCD as a member of their Disrupting Poverty Cadre. I am married to Vicky M. Gary who is also an educator in the Jefferson County School System and we are the parents of two adult children and the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.