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Vestavia Hills Board of Education names new assistant superintendent

Aimee Rainey June 5, 2019 -- The Vestavia Hills Board of Education this morning named a new assistant superintendent.

In a special called meeting, the board named Aimee Rainey, Ed.D., as the school system’s Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. She will move into the position on July 1, following the retirement of Assistant Superintendent Jane-Marie Marlin.

For the past year, Rainey has been the school system’s Director of Student Services. She previously worked in Florence (Ala.) City Schools as principal of Weeden Elementary School from 2017 to 2018, and as principal of Florence Middle School from 2010 to 2017. Altogether, Rainey has worked in public education for the past 20 years as an administrator, science teacher and speech language pathologist.

In 2016, Rainey received the Women in School Leadership Award from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and in the 2015-16 school year was named Alabama Middle School Principal of the Year by the Council of Leaders in Alabama (CLAS).

Rainey holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing science from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s in educational leadership from the University of South Alabama, an educational specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Samford University.

Vestavia Hills City Schools Superintendent Todd Freeman, Ed.D., said this morning the school system was fortunate to have Rainey on its leadership team.

“Dr. Rainey has been outstanding in her role as Director of Student Services and has a wealth of successful experience as a former principal and teacher. Her expertise in curriculum and instruction will be most valuable in advancing our system mission,” Freeman said.