Curriculum and Technology Coordinator, Desiree Smith
Desiree Smith has been appointed as the system’s new curriculum and technology coordinator. Smith currently serves as assistant principal at Homewood High School. Throughout her career, Smith has served as a teacher, administrator, instructor at the University of Montevallo, lecturer at Tuskegee University and scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has served at Homewood High School for four years.
Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Montevallo, her master’s and Administration Certificate from UAB, and her Education Administration Specialist degree and doctorate degree from Samford University.
Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations, Dr. Kevin Maddox
Dr. Kevin Maddox has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations. Maddox currently serves as principal of Homewood High School. His role will include managing the fiscal affairs, operations and facilities of the school district to contribute to maintaining an optimal educational environment. Maddox came to Homewood in 2007 as principal of Homewood Middle School.
For the past four years, he has served as Homewood High School’s principal. “It has been an honor to serve as Principal of Homewood High School for the past four years. I am extremely proud of the many accomplishments of our students and staff
members. Homewood High School is a remarkable organization that will always hold a special place in my heart,” Dr. Maddox said.
In 1992, Maddox received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Jacksonville State University, and in 1996 he earned his master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Montevallo, where he also received his Educational Specialist degree. Maddox completed his doctorate from Samford University.
HHS Assistant Principal, Latta Johnston
Latta Johnston has been appointed assistant principal of Homewood High School. Johnston currently serves as the instructional technology coordinator. Johnston began his career at Homewood High School in 1997. He has served as a teacher, assistant football coach, assistant wrestling coach and technology specialist.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Samford University, where he also received his master’s degree in educational leadership. In 2007, Johnston earned his Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arkansas.