Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Montevallo M.S. Elementary Education, University of Montevallo Ed.S. Educational Specialist Certification, Samford University Ed.S. Educational Administrator Certification, University of Montevallo Ed.D.Educational Doctorate Certification, Samford University Certifications: Class AA, Instructional Leader: Grades P-12 Class A, Educational Administrator: Grades P-12 Class A, Elementary: Grades K-6 Class B, Elementary: Grades K-6 National Board Teacher Certification
Dr. Jamie Burton
Dr. Jamie Burton has been a public school educator in Alabama for 29 years. He has served students and their families in the following school systems: Mountain Brook, Hoover, Homewood, Shelby County, Boaz, Huntsville, and now Madison County. His experiences growing up in a high-poverty setting led to his calling as an educational leader and public school educator.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Burton spent the next four years in the U.S. Army as a Behavioral Science Specialist. During this time, he provided counseling support for military members and their families. Following his time in the military, Dr. Burton moved to Alabama where he obtained both a B.S. and an M.Ed in the area of Elementary Education at the University of Montevallo. In 2000, Dr. Burton was recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher. His work supporting other teachers seeking NBCT status led to his desire to become a principal.
Dr. Burton now works for Madison County Schools, where he proudly serves as principal of New Hope Elementary School. In 2022, the school was recognized as a Lighthouse Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Prior to joining Madison County Schools, Dr. Burton was selected to participate in Alabama's very first National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) cohort. In 2016, he obtained his Ed.S in Educational Leadership. Two years later, in 2018, he was the proud recipient of a PTA Outstanding Administrator Award for the State of Alabama. In the spring of 2020, he acquired his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Samford University.
Jamie Burton and his wife, Shanna Burton, live in Huntsville, Alabama. They have three grown sons and welcomed their first grandchild into the world in February of 2022.