Regional In-Service Education Center

Meet the Staff

Staff Members of All In-Service Center Programs and Initiatives

Click on a staff member’s name to send them an email.
To reach a staff member at the office:
Phone: 205.358.8543

Holly Adams

Holly Adams

6-8 Science Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S in Geology – University of Alabama
  • M.A. in Secondary Science – University of Alabama
  • Ed.S. in Instructional Technology- University of Montevallo
  • National Board Certified Teacher

Blair Asbury

6-12 Mathematics Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Secondary Education and Mathematics- Troy University
  • M.S. in Secondary Education and Mathematics- University of Alabama

Jamie Bennitt

Materials Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.A. in English – University of Montevallo
  • M.A. in English – University of Montevallo

Robin Blair

Director, AMSTI
  • B.S in Mathematics – Jacksonville State University
  • M.Ed. in Mathematics – University of West Alabama
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership – Jacksonville State University
  • Ed.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education – University of Alabama

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Caprice Buttram

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. Early Childhood/Elementary Education-University of Montevallo
  • M.S. Educational Administration-University of Montevallo
  • Ed.S. Teacher Leadership (Dec. 2023)- University of Montevallo

Kimberly Davis

Elementary Math Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education – Miles College
  • M.A.Ed. in Early Childhood Education – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.A.Ed. in Educational Leadership – The University of Alabama
  • National Board Certified Teacher

Shelly Edwards

6-12 Mathematics Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S in Mathematics Education- Auburn University
  • M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction- Western Governors University
  • S.T.E.M. Certified

Brian Elders

Assistant Materials Manager, AMSTI

Brianne Gilliland

K-5 Science Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. Elementary Education- University of Montevallo
  • M.S. Ed. Elementary Education-University of Montevallo
  • National Board Certified Teacher

Susan Green

Professional Learning & Financial Asst., In-Service Center

Wendi Cooper-Hall

Elementary Math Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education – University of South Alabama

Jeremy Hayes

ASIM Materials Delivery Specialist

Brooke Hughston

Director, UM Regional In-service Education Center
  • B.S. in Elementary Education – University of Montevallo
  • M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Capella University
  • Ed.S. in Instructional Technology- University of Montevallo

Carla Marchant

Assistant Director, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education – University of Alabama Birmingham
  • M.A. in Education – University of Alabama Birmingham
  • National Board Certified Teacher

Mindy Miller

Elementary Math Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Elementary Education – University of Montevallo
  • M.S. in Elementary Education – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ed.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Class A Instructional Leadership Certification – University of Montevallo

Nicolette Nalu

Elementary Math Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education- Spring Hill College
  • B.S. in Elementary Education- Spring Hill College
  • M.S. in Elementary Education – Spring Hill College
  • Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction- University of Alabama
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction- University of Alabama

Travis Pickens

State Materials Director, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Public Relations – The University of Alabama
  • M.B.A. in Business-The University of Montevallo

Ronald Reece

Materials Manager, AMSTI

Stephen Shivers

Physics/Chemistry Specialist, ASIM
  • B.S. in Biology – University of Montevallo
  • B.S. in Biochemistry – University of Montevallo
  • M.Ed. in General Science – University of Montevallo
  • Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership- University of Montevallo

Rachel Stockard

Elementary Math Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education – Auburn University
  • M.A.Ed. in Early Childhood Education – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ed.S in Teacher Leadership – University of Montevallo

Freddy Thomas

Materials Specialist, AMSTI

Nikki Whitehead

K-5 Science Specialist, AMSTI
  • B.S. Elementary Education-University of North Alabama
  • M.A. Ed. Elementary Education-University of Alabama Birmingham
  • S.T.E.M. Certified

Sandee Yancey

Biology Specialist, ASIM
  • B.S. in Psychology – Jacksonville State University
  • M.A.Ed. in Biology and Chemistry Education – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership – University of Montevallo

Teachers in Residence

Karie Jane Davis

Teacher in Residence, West Blocton ES, Bibb County Schools
  • B.S in Elementary and Special Education– The University of Alabama
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education – The University of Alabama
  • Class A Instructional Leadership Certification – University of West Alabama

Jamie Harbin

Teacher in Residence, A.H. Watwood ES, Talladega County Schools
  • B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Auburn University
  • Masters in Elementary Education, Samford University

Debra McDaniel

Teacher in Residence, Indian Valley ES, Sylacauga City Schools
  • B.S. in Elementary Education- University of Montevallo
  • M.A.Ed. In ESL -University of Alabama Birmingham

Chasity Sherum

Teacher in Residence, Sycamore ES, Talladega County Schools
  • B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education- University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M. A. in Elementary Education- Samford University

Morgan Green

Teacher in Residence, Stemley Road ES, Talladega County Schools
  • BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education- Miles College
  • MS in Elementary Education- Auburn University