|Christy Hayes - Executive Director||Leigh Ann Henneke - Counselor||Jordan Brooks - History Teacher|
|Angel Goodwin - Office Manager||Darren Popwell - Counselor||Gerald Creel - Science Teacher|
| ||Tahuna Rembert - Counselor||Lisa Giles - English Teacher|
| ||LaVelle Tyson - Counselor||Leslie Gilmore - Computer Lab Teacher|
| || ||Janelle Hopkins - ISS Teacher|
| ||Lisa Smaha - Juvenile Probation Officer||Brian White - Mathematics Teacher|
|Christy Hayes||Executive Director||Ms. Hayes grew up in Homewood, AL. She attended the University of Alabama and majored in English. She returned to Birmingham, received a Masterís in Secondary Education Language Arts from UAB, and began teaching English at the DAY Program in 2010. Ms. Hayes became the Executive Director in July 2018. She loves working with students and families and helping create pathways to success. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to the hunting club and the beach, and reading. She is currently working on her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from UAB. She invites you to visit the DAY Program and learn about the awesome work we do.|
|Angel Goodwin||Secretary||Mrs. Goodwin grew up in Shelby County and a graduate of the Shelby County school
system. She studied business and accounting at Jefferson State Community College and has over 25 years'
experience in office administration and education. Prior to coming to the DAY Program, Mrs. Goodwin worked
for the Shelby County Board of Education for 16 years.
Mrs. Goodwin and her husband Keith have two children, Christopher and Cydnee.
Mrs. Goodwin's hobbies are photography, cooking, reading and going to the beach. She is also a big sports fan, Roll Tide! But her favorite thing to do is spending time with her family.
|Leigh Ann Henneke||Counselor||Mrs. Henneke graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with her Masterís in Marriage and Family Counseling. She is a certified school counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked with families and students for over 20 years. When she isnít at work, Mrs. Henneke enjoys spending time with family, traveling and reading.|
|Darren Popwell||Counselor||Darren Popwell is originally from Clanton, Alabama and now resides in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Popwell is a graduate of the University of Montevallo and possesses a Masterís Degree in Education. Mr. Popwell has been at the D.A.Y. Program for 12 years. He enjoys reading, watching movies and most kinds of sports activities, especially ones that involve the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!|
|Tahuna Rembert||Counselor||Tahuna Rembert is a graduate of The Alabama State University, where she received her Masterís in Agency Counseling. She has an intense desire to assist underdeveloped youth in reaching a much deserved higher quality of life by assisting them in limiting their limitations. She enjoys the social scene and has tagged herself a ďFoodieĒ, as going to new restaurants is her favorite past-time. She's also the biggest ASU fan this side of The Mason Dixon! Go Hornets|
|LaVelle Tyson||Counselor||Mr. Tyson is an U.S. Navy Veteran who holds a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. He has a passion for empowering children and families to manage the challenges of growing, living, and working in a diverse society. He utilizes trauma informed principles and has experience working with children who experienced child sexual abuse, Impulse/Conduct Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma and Stress Disorders. When he is not working with Teens, he enjoys spending time with his family and photography.|
|Jordan Brooks||History Teacher||Mrs. Brooks grew up in Pelham, Alabama, and graduated from PHS in 2007. She graduated from LSU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a concentration in secondary education. Prior to coming to the DAY Program, Mrs. Brooks taught 10th and 11th grade history at Childersburg High School. During her freshman year of college, Mrs. Brooks met her future husband and they married in June, 2012. They welcomed their first child this past October. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, and watching LSU football.|
|Gerald Creel||Science / PE Teacher||Mr. Creel earned an ALA from Oakland Community College, a BA in English and History from Oakland University, an MA in Counseling from Oakland University, an MBA from Amberton University, and will complete an MS in Human Resources from Amberton University in 2019. He has done additional educational work to earn teaching certifications in: Agriscience, Business & Marketing Education, Career Technologies, English, English as a Second Language, English Language Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, General Science, General Social Science, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Theatre, and Visual Arts.|
|Lisa Giles||English Teacher||Mrs. Giles grew up in Montgomery, AL, and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from AUM.
She received her master's in counseling from Troy University and worked as a counselor for the Department of
Youth Services at Mt. Meigs Youth Facility. After relocating to Birmingham, she attended the University of
Montevallo and received her master's in Secondary Education and began teaching high school English.
Mrs. Giles believes no child is a "lost cause" and all are worthy of help and hope. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys reading, cooking, Alabama football, and trips to the mountains with her husband and two children.
|Leslie Gilmore||Counselor||Mrs. Gilmore graduated from the University of Montevallo, and prior to coming to the DAY Program spent 19 years as a counselor with the Jefferson County school system. She has been with the DAY Program for 5 years. Mrs. Gilmore and her husband Joe have a nine year old son. She teaches courses in Healthy Choices and Health. Mrs. Gilmore enjoys hiking, camping, travel and spending time with her family.|
|Janelle Hopkins||ISS Teacher||BIO & PHOTO NEEDED|
|Lisa Smaha||Juvenile Probation Officer||BIO & PHOTO NEEDED|
|Brian White||Mathematics Teacher||Mr. White graduated from Jacksonville State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with teaching fields of mathematics and English. He has taught both math and English for more than 25 years at several public and private schools in the Birmingham area. Even though he is not a Birmingham native, he has been living here for almost 30 years. Away from school, he enjoys music (listening to and making), watching television (especially reality shows and Alabama football), reading, and mind puzzles/games. Mr. White believes everyone is responsible for his/her own lot in life, and he thinks this quote says it best: "If it is to be, it is up to me."|
|Name & Position||Professional Association|
|Dr. Lewis Brooks, President||Superintendent, SCBOE|
|Captain Jay Fondren, Vice President||Corrections Division Commander|
|Mrs. Laurie Sharp, Secretary||Attorney at Law|
|Mr. Neil Bailey, Treasurer||Neil Bailey Insurance|
|Mr. David Calhoun||Student Services Coordinator, SCBOE|
|Mr. Floyd Collins||Pelham City Schools|
|Mrs. Donna Dickson||Retired-Student Services Coordinator|
|Ms. Desaree Jackson||Assistant Principal, Thompson Middle School|
|Mrs. Sandra Kelley||Counter Dimensions, Owner|
|Ms. Pat Kovalchick||Retired-Business Owner|
|Mrs. Tracy Lambrecht||Transition Counselor, SCBOE|
|Mr. Greg Lancaster||Juvenile Probation Officer|
|Mrs. Mary Muller||Patient Services Director, Shelby Baptist Medical Center|
|Mr. Dick Ritz||Retired-U.S. Navy|
|Mr. Vic Smith||Vic Smith, CPA|
|Mr. Mike Vest||Shelby County Commission|
Advisory Board Members:
|Judge Jim Cramer||Shelby County Juvenile Court|
|Judge Patti Smith||Retired-Alabama Supreme Court|
|Mr. Cam Ward||Alabama State Senator|