HHS Principal Dr. Zachary Barnes
Homewood City Schools has announced Dr. Zachary Barnes as the new principal for Homewood High School. Barnes replaces Dr. Kevin Maddox, who will serve as Homewood’s assistant superintendent for business operations.
Barnes comes to Homewood from Hewitt-Trussville High School, where he served as principal. Throughout his career, Barnes has worked as a teacher, assistant
principal and a middle and high school principal. He has also served as Tuscaloosa
City Schools’ director of graduation success and dropout prevention.
In 1996, Barnes earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alabama, where he also received his master’s degree. In 2003, he received his Administrative Certificate from the University of West Alabama, and he completed his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama in 2008.
Barnes has received many awards and recognitions during his career, including Alabama Teacher of the Year for Tuscaloosa Middle School and Jacksonville State
Teacher of the Year for the Tuscaloosa City School System, and he was awarded Outstanding Principal from the Tuscaloosa City Council of Parent Teacher Associations.
He has participated in Leadership Alabama, ASCD, Alabama Superintendents’ Academy, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Education Association and Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools.