Tammy Dunn - Vice President for Academic Affairs
Tammy is a 28 year career educator. The first 17 years of her career were spent in science classrooms in Tennessee and Hoover, Alabama, teaching biology, chemistry, physics and AP biology. In 2007, she went to work as the science supervisor for Jefferson County Schools where she facilitated the curriculum, instruction, professional learning, and assessment for 6 - 12 science education in 14 high schools and their feeder middle schools. While working with Jefferson County schools, Tammy helped manage the A+ College Ready grant program, and in 2010, she became the Program Manager for A+ College Ready. In 2013, she went to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Mathematics and Science for Hoover City Schools, and in 2016 returned to A+ College Ready as the Chief Academic Officer.
Tammy earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Alabama, a master's degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and an Education Specialist's Degree from Samford University, where she currently serves as an adjunct teacher for the School of Education.
Tammy achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 1999 and renewed the certification in 2009. She has mentored over 100 teachers who have undergone the NBPTS certification process. She currently serves on the NBPTS board of directors. She received the 2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and the 2003 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Tammy and her husband Ray love to travel and play golf. The joy of her life is enjoying her family, especially her two granddaughters, Ava and Olivia.