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HCS names Shades Cahaba Elementary Assistant Principal

Homewood City Schools is proud to welcome Randy Pettway, Jr. as Shades Cahaba Elementary School’s Assistant Principal for Instruction. He will join the Homewood School System from Vestavia City Schools on July 1, 2021.

Pettway is currently a fifth-grade teacher at Dolly Ridge Elementary where he collaborates with other teachers, staff, and administrators to educate, serve, and impact students. Prior to his position in Vestavia, he taught in Birmingham City Schools where he also served as the school system’s Director of Extended Day Program.

While in Vestavia, Pettway co-created the Girls Engaged in Math and Science Club (G.E.M.S.) to promote math and science in fun and hands-on ways to help empower students to see themselves as problem-solvers, possible technology entrepreneurs, engineers, or scientists, and as someone who can make a difference.

Pettway earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He went on to receive his education specialist degree and instructional leadership degree from the University of West Alabama.

Homewood City Schools is proud to welcome Randy Pettway to the Homewood community.