Serving the Schools and Children of

Pinson, Alabama


The mission of the Pinson Education Foundation is to mobilize community
support for the schools in Pinson.

We want to recognize teachers, students and support personnel for the greatness they bring to our schools. The foundation hopes to inspire teachers and students and to acknowledge individuals that go beyond what is expected.

Our long term goal is to provide grants and scholarships to help fund projects in our schools.



Our speaker for the banquet will be David Carrington.

David Carrington currently represents District 5 on the Jefferson County Commission, which includes Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, most of Homewood, and portions of Hoover, Irondale and Leeds.  He was first elected to the Commission in 2010 and served as Commission President from November 2010 to October 2014.  During this period, David played a central role in developing and executing the financial strategy that led to Jefferson County exiting bankruptcy more than a year ahead of schedule and saving its citizens billions of dollars in future debt and interest payments.

David was re-elected to the Commission in 2014.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Finance, Information Technology & Business Development Committee. In this capacity, David serves as the point person for the County’s business retention and recruitment efforts.

Prior to being elected to the Jefferson County Commission, David was a member of the Vestavia Hills City Council from 2004 to 2010, serving as its president for four years.

Professionally, David is President of Racing USA, Inc. and has received multiple professional recognitions and awards including the Acton Foundation’s National Entrepreneurial Hero and Alabama’s Gold Retailer of the Year.

David and his wife, Sonia, are active members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and have 2 sons, 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.



Winners 2017


Student of the Year - Laurel Uhomba

PVHS Career Tech Student of the Year (Big Country Award) - Sara Gonzalez

PVHS Teacher of the Year - Melissa Jones

Rudd Middle School Teacher of the Year - Casey Gillespie

Pinson Elementary Teacher of the Year - Julie Ryan

Johnson Elementary Teacher of the Year - Kelly Little

Support Staff of the Year - Jean McNew

Rudd Character Winners - Savannah Garrett, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Klara Griffin, Michael Gage, Saton Vann Cleaf, Michael Witherspoon

PVHS Character Winners - Raleigh Parrish, Matthew HIcks, Shauna Clevenger, Corey Cain, Alexis Davis, Khymel Chaverst





Student of the Year 2017

Laurel Uhomba


Pictures 2017








Pinson, Alabama






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