PHS gets new assistant principal

Published 9:16 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

PELHAM – The students at Pelham High School will meet a new assistant principal when school starts back on Aug. 9.


Hoover resident Kelvin Riley was hired as the school’s newest assistant principal, joining administrators Sabrina Tutchtone, assistant principal, and Amanda Wilbanks, principal.

Riley comes to PHS with 19.5 years of experience in education. He started off as a math teacher and a football, basketball and softball coach, and worked his way up to assistant principal at Vincent Middle High School, where he had worked for the past four years.

His new gig as assistant principal won’t be his first at PHS. He taught at the school for two years as a math teacher from 2012-2014.

Riley said he’s excited to start meeting students and begin helping them accomplish their goals.

“My goal is to help students focus on their goals and learn how to achieve them,” he said. “I want to see kids be successful in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. I also want to help bring out the best in our teachers, whether that means helping teachers with classroom management or just being there for support and advice.”

Riley earned a degree in math education from Troy University in 1998 and a master’s in educational leadership from Auburn University Montgomery in 2006.