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New Calera High principal named, other county admins approved


The Shelby County Board of Education approved four new administration positions for four different schools at a scheduled board meeting on Thursday, June 25, including the new Calera High School Principal.

Christopher Myles, the former assistant principal at Helena Middle School, has taken over that role as the newest principal at CHS, taking over for former principal Branden Vincent.

In addition to his time at Helena, he also worked as a teacher and coach baseball in the county at Thompson High School and has nine years of experience in public education. He also graduated from THS back in 2006.

Myles has a bachelor’s degree in history from Faulkner University and a master’s degree and educational specialist degree in instructional leadership from the University of Montevallo.

In his place at Helena Middle School as assistant principal will now be Henry Long, who previously served as the administrative assistant at Chelsea High School.


Long has more than seven years of experience in public education and earned a bachelor’s degree in operational meteorology from Mississippi State University. He also holds a master’s degree in secondary science education and instructional leadership from the University of Montevallo.

In addition to those two new administrators, Cheryl Allen was approved as the assistant principal at Montevallo High School, while Kristen Glover was approved as the newest assistant principal at Oak Mountain Intermediate School.


Allen has more than 20 years of experience in public education and was recently the guidance counselor at the school she’ll now serve as assistant principal. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art education, her master’s degree in school counseling and an instructional leadership certification all from the University of Montevallo. She also holds an ED.S in counselor education from the University of Alabama.

Glover has recently served as an instructional coach for the school system and has more than eight years of experience in education.


She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education and her master’s degree in secondary education both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also earned certification in educational leadership from the University of West Alabama.

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