Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Charles Mason
Charles Mason, Ed.D., was named interim superintendent of Vestavia Hills City Schools in August 2017. He is former superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools and former vice president and director of career development for Brasfield & Gorrie.
Mason earned his bachelor’s degree in history and English at Western Kentucky University and went on to complete a master’s degree in teaching at Vanderbilt University. He completed an Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Georgia.
Mason has been involved in public education since 1972. He started his career as a high school English teacher and has served as an assistant principal, principal, director of staff development and deputy superintendent. He was named superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools in 1993 and served in that role for 16 years, retiring in 2009. He served as president of the Alabama Association of School Administrators from 2002 to 2003 and was named “Alabama Superintendent of the Year” by the American Association of School Administrators in 2004. He has also served as president and trustee of the National Staff Development Council, a professional organization focused on ongoing professional learning for educators.
Mason and his wife Lucy are Vestavia Hills residents and have two grandchildren who attend Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights.
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