Degrees and Certifications:
Educational Doctorate Certification, Samford University Educational Specialist Certification, Samford University Educational Administrator Certification, University of Montevallo Master of Elementary Education, University of Montevallo Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Montevallo 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
Jamie Burton, Principal
Dr. Jamie Burton has been a public school educator in Alabama for 26 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 Ohio 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 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 the same certification 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. 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: Andrew, Ryan, and Dillon.