Mountain Brook Schools Teachers of the Year 2023-24


  • Mountain Brook Schools is excited to announce its 2023–24 Teachers of the Year! Teacher of the Year nominations were submitted by students, faculty members, and even parents from each school and school community. Each of the six schools selected a teacher to represent the school.

    Congratulations to Mountain Brook Schools' six teachers of the year:

    • Perry Wright - Brookwood Forest Elementary
    • Leah Saab - Cherokee Bend Elementary
    • Kendra Bierbrauer - Crestline Elementary
    • Sarah Richardson - Mountain Brook Elementary
    • Craig Jelks - Mountain Brook Junior High
    • Kelly Chaffin - Mountain Brook High School

    Richardson (elementary) and Jelks (secondary) were selected by the committee as the district Teachers of the Year and will represent Mountain Brook Schools at the state level. If selected as the Alabama Teacher of the Year, they will serve as a full-time ambassador for the teaching profession during the 2024-25 school year!

    Click the links below to listen to podcast interviews with Dr. Dicky Barlow and the Teachers of the Year from each school:

    Perry Wright

    Leah Saab

    Kendra Bierbrauer

    Sarah Richardson

    Craig Jelks

    Kelly Chaffin

    Scroll down and watch each interview as a video:

Perry Wright

Leah Saab

Kendra Bierbrauer

Sarah Richardson

Craig Jelks

Kelly Chaffin