Education and Human Development

Regional In-Service Education Center

Region 7 Center’s Mission

Our mission is to provide sustained, comprehensive, effective professional learning that addresses the needs of all educators in our area of the state in order to provide the best educational opportunities possible for all students.  Recognizing that becoming an effective educator is a continuous process, we are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to all educational personnel, administrative and instructional alike, to maximize their understanding and abilities in specific content areas as well as in the areas of effective pedagogical methods and state-of-the-art technological applications.  By developing and maintaining a community of learners among all of our participating schools and University of Montevallo personnel, we provide collaborative opportunities for cooperative work, research, and mentoring.  All of our activities are aimed at the improvement of educational achievement for all students so that they are able to achieve the goals they set for themselves in life.




Alabama Regional Map

The Center is part of the larger network of Alabama Regional In-Service Centers. The network encompasses 11 geographical regions across the state. Region 7 (Montevallo) serves school districts within Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Shelby, and Talladega Counties, as well as the southern portion of Jefferson County. School districts served by Region 7 include:

Alabaster City Schools
Bibb County Schools
Chilton County Schools
Coosa County Schools
Homewood City Schools
Hoover City Schools
i3 Academy 
Magic City Acceptance Academy
Mountain Brook City Schools
Pelham City Schools
Shelby County Schools
Sylacauga City Schools
Talladega City Schools
Talladega County Schools
Vestavia Hills City Schools

Associated Programs and Initiatives

The Center works in conjunction with the Division of Teaching and Learning through the Alabama State Department of Education.


Through its work, the Center supports various state-funded programs and initiatives. Those include but are not limited to:

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) AMSTI Logo
Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM) ASIM Logo
Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) ARI Logo
Alabama Technology in Motion (ATIM) ATIM Logo
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) NBCT Logo

Directions to the Regional In-Service Education Center

From Birmingham:

Take I-65 South and take exit 246 (Cahaba Valley Rd/Hwy. 119).  At the end of the exit ramp, turn right and proceed to the red light at the intersection of Highway 31.  Turn left onto Highway 31 South. Proceed approximately 2 miles to 2790 Pelham Parkway on the right.  Turn into the driveway just before the METRO truck rental/storage facility.

From Montgomery:                    

Take I-65 North and take exit 242 (Pelham/Helena Highway 52).  At the end of the exit ramp turn left.  Proceed to the red light at the intersection of Highway 31 and turn right onto Highway 31 North.  Proceed approximately 1.7 miles to 2790 Pelham Parkway on the left.  Turn into the driveway just past the METRO truck rental/storage facility.

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