Director of Instruction and Special Education
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Missy Brooks
Dr. Missy Brooks is the Director of Instruction and Special Education for Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Brooks also serves as the Director of Federal Programs, Career Tech, Professional Development, Accountability, Response to Instruction (RTI), and Gifted Education. Missy worked as an English and science teacher and as a local school administrator prior to coming to Mountain Brook. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Samford University where she teaches an online master’s level education course. In addition, Dr. Brooks is a consultant for various school systems across the state in the area of curriculum and assessment, social emotional learning, self-regulation, and student voice and ownership. She oversees the implementation of the Institute for Innovation, LEAD 2020, and mentor programs for the district. She has been quoted in national publications such as Tech & Learning, District Administration, The Journal, and was a part of a recent podcast by Frontline Education called Field Trip. Additionally, Missy and the special education department were featured in Special Ed Connection for their special education immersive classroom.
Dr. Brooks is a member of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), ASCD, Learning Forward, the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), PDK International, and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), NCTE, NSTA, and ALA-CASE. She is also a certified Student Mental Health Specialist. Additionally, she has presented at national conferences such as CoSN, ISTE, NSTA, and Learning Forward.