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Mr. Hunter Nichols Assistant Principal

Hunter Nichols


My name is Hunter Nichols, and I am so excited to serve as the new assistant principal for Gwin Elementary! The faculty and staff have been so welcoming, and I look forward to serving alongside this devoted team! 

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share a little about my educational career and work experience that has led me to this position. In 2013, I began my educational career as a child consumer specialist through the Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center. I worked with children with emotional and behavioral issues resulting from many life challenges. While pursuing my bachelor's degree, I began subbing for Jasper City Schools while continuing my work with the mental health center. In 2017, I graduated with a double major in early childhood and elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After I graduated, I accepted a position as a kindergarten and first-grade Title 1 reading interventionist at T.R. Simmons Elementary. Since then, I have taught third grade at Memorial Park Elementary for the past five years. Being inside the classroom setting has been a rewarding experience for me. It's incredible to see the growth and development of students over the course of a school year. Within my classroom, I always strive to create a positive and engaging learning environment with high expectations where every student feels valued and supported. Although I loved my time inside the classroom setting, my ultimate goal was to be in a position to lead other educators. In 2022, I received my master's degree from the University of West Alabama in educational leadership. I recently moved to the Birmingham area, and this past February, I was able to marry my high school sweetheart, Ashleigh. We have a Goldendoodle named Teddy, who is seven years old. I enjoy running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family! 

I always look forward to a new school year to have the opportunity to meet new students and family members! I am thrilled about this opportunity to work at Gwin and look forward to meeting many of you soon! Please feel free to send me an email at or reach out by phone at (205) -439-2663.