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Mrs.  Kerry  Pate
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal

Welcome to Brock's Gap Intermediate School!  Thank you for visiting our website.  As assistant principal of BGIS, I have the opportunity to work with students, teachers, parents and community members.  With over 800 students enrolled at our school, the school day is filled with many educational experiences and opportunities for our students.  Students learn through engaging classrooms lessons that are relevant to many aspects of life.  Our teachers collaborate with each other and also participate in professional development to contiually expand their professional craft. 

Professional growth is important to me as well.  I have been assistant principal at Brock's Gap since August 2012.  I began my career in education as a 7th grade language arts teacher here in Hoover for five years.  During that time, I began working on my Master's degree in school counseling and began working as a school counselor in Connecticut and then back in Alabama. I also have completed my Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership.  I enjoy working with students and watching them grow and learn.  I truly believe that all people should be life-long learners. 

In my spare time, I spend time with my two children.  I also enjoy gardening, exercising and watching  movies. I am looking forward to a great school year at Brock's Gap this year.



Mississippi State University: BS in English Education, 1999

University of Alabama at Birmingham: MA in School Counseling, 2002

University of Alabama at Birmingham: MA in Educational Leadership, 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham: EdS in Educational Leadership, 2014