MBS Announces Annual District and Performance Award Winners

  • L to R: Tracy Cole, Kristi Moncrief, Hunter Mullins, Virgil Perkins

  • Friday, May 26, 2023 –  Mountain Brook Schools has named the 2022-2023 award winners at each local school and the central office. Performance Award Winners (at each local school) as well as the Ann Pritchard Award, Margaret Spencer Ragland Award, Promise of Excellence Award, and Jerome Lewis Excellence Award recognize teachers and staff members for their professional prowess.

    Tracy Cole is this year’s recipient of the Ann Pritchard Award for Teaching Excellence. The award honors the memory of longtime Mountain Brook Board of Education member Ann Pritchard and represents the highest level of recognition in the MBS Professional Incentives Program.

    Cole, a 6th-grade teacher at Brookwood Forest Elementary, has been an educator for 27 years.

    Kristi Moncrief is this year’s recipient of the Margaret Spencer Ragland Award. The award recognizes a professional staff member for superior contributions above and beyond the call of duty and is sponsored by the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation. The award was established in memory of Margaret Spencer Ragland, a member of the MBHS Class of 1980.

    Moncrief has taught for 18 years and has spent the last nine years at Brookwood Forest as an exceptional education teacher and small group Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) therapist for grades 2-6.

    Hunter Mullins is this year’s recipient of the Promise of Excellence Award. The award honors an educator with five or fewer years of teaching experience and is sponsored by former Brookwood Forest Elementary teacher Diane Waud and her family. Mullins has taught P.E. at Cherokee Bend for a total of four years.

    Virgil Perkins is the winner of the Jerome Lewis Excellence Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding classified nominee as determined by the Performance Awards Committee.  This award honors the memory of Jerome Lewis, a Crestline Elementary custodian, who embodied the values of Mountain Brook employees. His love for the students and the community was unparalleled and demonstrated in everything he did.  This is the highest level of recognition given by the Professional Incentives Program for support employees.

    Perkins serves as the Head Custodian at Mountain Brook Junior High and has worked there for 11 years.

    The following individuals have been named Performance Award winners for the 2022-2023 school year:


    Sarah Richardson (MBE)

    Melanie Falconer (Crestline)

    Teresa Howell (Crestline)

    Jennifer Jones (MBE)

    Stacey Freeman (CBS)

    Kendra Bierbrauer (Crestline)

    Amy Derr (Crestline)

    Danean Davis (CBS)

    Beth Lippeatt (MBJH)

    Rhonda Aust (MBHS)


    Patti Morrow (CO)

    Tommy Tanner (MBE)

    Michelle Rose (MBJH)

    Bebe Burkett (MBHS)

    Renee McMinn (Crestline)

    Beth Wood (Crestline)