BOE introduces new Chelsea principal, transportation supervisor

By KATIE HURST/ Lifestyles Editor

COLUMBIANA — The Shelby County Board of Education approved the recommendation for two new faculty members at a regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 20.

Upon approval, the board introduced Dr. Resia Brooks as the new Chelsea Intermediate School principal.

Brooks has more than 13 years of experience as an educator and is currently an ARI Regional Partner with the Alabama Department of Education. Prior to that position, she was employed as a teacher and administrator for the Shelby County Board of Education.

Brooks received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and middle school language arts and then a master’s in education administration from the University of Montevallo. She went on to receive her doctorate degree in reading education from Auburn University.

Upon the board’s introduction, Brooks thanked the board for the opportunity and their support.

“I realize to who much is given much is required,” she said. “That will be my premise for my service at Chelsea Intermediate.”

During the meeting, the board also introduced Rick Vines as the new transportation supervisor for the district.

Vines said he 19 and a half years of experience working for the Shelby County Board of Education. Vines is currently an assistant principal at Oak Mountain High School, where he was been for 8 and a half years.

Vines received his bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Alabama and master’s in educational leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.