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
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.