From the Superintendent's Office

  • Greetings, 

    Welcome back to school!  We hope that you and your family had a fun and restful summer.

    Our summers at Mountain Brook Schools are always busy and productive.  We are a learning community. Our students learn, and our teachers and staff learn. This is an essential part of our efforts toward continuous improvement. Our teachers and staff were involved in a wide range of learning experiences:  Conferences and workshops, our own Mountain Brook Learning Conference, new teacher orientation, and self-guided professional development our teachers do in groups. We were also busy with safety matters, including updating safety plans, and completing the installment of new locking systems, among others.

    We challenge our staff—and we challenge you—to be aware of our purpose statement. The purpose of Mountain Brook Schools is to provide an effective, challenging, and engaging education for every one of our students. This includes our commitment to respecting each student as a whole child. We want to do what we can, every day, to provide an education, but to also help every child feel welcomed, respected, cared for, and loved. We know how important that is to every student and to all our parents.

    It is an exciting time to be a part of Mountain Brook Schools.  I encourage you to take the opportunity to get involved in your local schools through PTO, Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation, Mountain Brook Sports Corporation, and the wide range of extra-curricular activities in our schools.

    We are proud of our students, parents, school system, and community.  Thank you for helping make Mountain Brook Schools great.  I look forward to seeing you around our schools and the great city of Mountain Brook.



    Dicky Barlow