A Closer Look

Posting Date: July 22, 2014
Expires 8/08/14

Meet and Greet with Superintendent Phillips

Vestavia Hills residents will have an opportunity to meet new district Superintendent Sheila Phillips on August 7 at a community event.

Four civic organizations — the Vestavia Hills PTO Council, Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, and Leadership Vestavia Hills — are hosting a Community Meet and Greet with Superintendent Phillips on August 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the city’s Board of Education building, located at 1204 Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills.

Phillips was named in June as Vestavia Hills’ new superintendent, and will take office on August 1. She has served for the past two years as the district’s assistant superintendent under Dr. Jamie Blair, who recently stepped down as superintendent to transition into an advisory role. 

Posting Date: July 24, 2014
Expires 8/11/14

VHHS Principal Wes Gordon Leaves for Auburn

Vestavia Hills High School Principal Wes Gordon resigned on Thursday, July 24, to become Director of Curriculum and Professional Development with Auburn City Schools.
More information will be provided soon on a transition plan at VHHS. Below is a statement from Mr. Gordon on his departure from Vestavia Hills:
This morning, the Auburn City School Board approved my hire as Director of Curriculum and Professional Development for Auburn City Schools. This exciting new opportunity is one I could not turn down. It is the right move for me and my family. I am very proud of the work I did for Vestavia Hills High School and this school system. The last eight years have been incredible years for me. I love this school and will always love this school. 

I will take many great memories away with me. The teachers and staff I hired are my legacy at Vestavia Hills High School, and I could not be more proud. I ask for your prayers as my family makes this very fast transition to Auburn. You, in turn, will remain in my prayers. You always will be.


Statement from Sheila Phillips, VHCS Superintendent 

We are grateful to Mr. Gordon for the eight years of service he has devoted to Vestavia Hills City Schools. We commend him on his time as VHHS Principal, and we wish him well in his new endeavor.

Our district office will be directly involved in the daily operations of Vestavia Hills High School and the installation of our next principal. We will be working in the coming days to name an interim principal and convene a search committee to find our next principal. We will be as thorough as possible, and we will do all we can to protect the integrity of the selection process.


Posting Date: July 30, 2014
Expires 8/15/14

VHHS Interim Principal Named

Tim Loveless has been named interim principal of Vestavia Hills High School. Mr. Loveless is a retired educator with more than 30 years of experience. He retired in 2014 from an Assistant Principal position at Cullman High School, a role he had occupied since 2009. Prior to that, he served in several other administrative roles for Cullman City Schools and Winston County Schools.


Mr. Loveless will serve as interim principal until such time that a permanent principal can be named. Superintendent Phillips has already begun preparing a committee to search for the next principal, and they will be moving quickly to find someone whose primary goal is serving the needs of the students at Vestavia Hills High School.

Posting Date: July 23, 2014
Expires 8/19/14

Help the Hills

Help the Hills: Parent Together, Parent Strong

Town Hall Meeting

August 18, 2014

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Tyson Hall

Leadership Vestavia Hills, the Vestavia Hills Board of Education and the City of Vestavia Hills are pleased to invite you to join us at a town hall meeting focused on the growing use of alcohol and drugs in our community. 

This Town Hall Meeting will include a variety of speakers and a panel discussion addressing the increasing use of drugs and alcohol among young people in our community. Key speakers will include Dale Wisely, Ph.D., David Howard, and Rick Norris. Dale Wisely is a popular educator and speaker on parenting and drug and alcohol use in teens. David Howard is Director of Administrative Services at the Vestavia Hills Board of Education. Rick Norris is a Vestavia parent whose son, Tripp, was a Vestavia Hills High School graduate, a senior at Alabama and an aspiring and talented musician. Tripp died in 2011 as a result of a lethal mix of alcohol and street heroin. 

Help the Hills was formed in an effort to foster open dialogue with parents, educators, and community leaders.  This gathering will be videotaped and used as a discussion guide at home meetings planned in the month of September. 

Help the Hills is an extension of a Leadership Vestavia Hills project and is in partnership with the Vestavia Hills Board of Education and the City of Vestavia Hills.

Who should attend:

  • Parents                                                              
  • Educators
  • First Responders                                        
  • Community Leaders & Organizers
  • Faith Based Leaders                                                    
  • Concerned Citizens
  • Health Practitioners & Pharmacists

This event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

For additional information or to be added to email list, please contact:



Leadership Vestavia Hills Help the Hills Committee Members:

Tracy Davis, Member, Hand Arendall, LLC
Julie Moebes Ellis, Director of Business Development, Bridgeworth, LLC
Lt. Ryan Farrell, Public Information Officer, Vestavia Hills Fire Department
Shera Grant, Deputy Public Defender, Jefferson County Public Defender's Office
David Martin, President, NationView, LLC
Shanta Owens, District Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama
Dan Pahos, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care
Jennifer Philpot, Fund Development Specialist
Charlie Shah, General Counsel, Event Operations Group


Posting Date: July 22, 2013
Expires 9/30/14

Facebook and Twitter

Vestavia Hills City School district now has a Facebook page and Twitter account. These social media tools will be used to disseminate school related information to a wider audience. Please "like" us on Facebook at our page Vestavia Hills City Schools and "follow" us on Twitter @vhcschools.