Welcome to BMS
Dear Buckhorn, Middle Parents, and Community
My name is Kellen Conaway Sr., and it is my honor to be back with my Buckhorn family. I am
originally from Daphne, Alabama, nicknamed the Jubilee City. Throughout my K-12 education
experience, I attended both Mobile and Baldwin County public school systems. I am married
with two children. I have a bachelor’s degree from Alabama A&M University and a master’s and
Educational Specialist degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama. I also
have an administrative certification from UWA. I recently completed my doctoral work at the
University of Arkansas.
This year marks my fourteenth year in education. I have varied experience as a teacher and
school leader. For the first seven years of my career, I served as a high school history teacher for
two years and a school counselor for five years at both the elementary school and middle school
levels. I then served as an assistant principal at Mae Jemison High school for three years in
several capacities, such as Freshman Academy principal, administrator to the College Academy,
and for the last three years as the principal at Rolling Hills elementary school.
I love serving as a principal! My passion is developing positive relationships with everyone
within the community, working with students as they grow, supporting teachers and staff to reach
their greatest potential, strengthening a connection between school and home, and fostering a
positive school culture. At our core, we know that the school-to-home partnership allows us to
provide an extraordinary school experience for all students.
I look forward to meeting each of you and learning how I can best support you throughout this
year and many more to come.
Kellen Conaway, Sr.
Buckhorn Middle Principal