Mr. Darrell McCollum

Phone: 2516028970

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Darrell McCollum

Assistant Principal

Greetings!

I am Darrell McCollum, and this is my first year being an administrator at Saraland High School. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work with all the amazing students and faculty here at Saraland High School and in our system. I am blessed and thankful for the opportunity to be an administrator at Saraland High School. I have worked for the Saraland City School System since 2014 where I started as an English and Speech teacher along with being a football (defensive line), basketball, and head varsity girls and boys bowling coach. I was awarded teacher of the year in 2016-2017 at Saraland High School and received the Golden Apple Award from WKRG during my tenure here. I have been in education for 17 years and I have 19 years of coaching experience. I also played collegiately at the University of North Alabama where we won three national championships in a row with a record of 41-1 and I am in the Fayette County Athletic Hall of Fame. I enjoy family, church, cooking, sports, and making people laugh. I have a genuine passion for mentoring children to be their very best in life and to realize everyone is gifted. I am always up for a good conversation with anyone because I do not meet any strangers. I am married to the love of my life Kala McCollum and we have two beautiful children Aidan and Madison. My purpose in education is to utilize my vast experience and education to assist all children in being successful at life.

“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”

—Jesse Owens

 

Education:

The University of North Alabama *(double major) Florence, Al

Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism

Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio, Television, and Film Production

 

Alabama A and M University Normal, Al

Master of Education in English

 

The University of West Alabama Livingston, Al

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

 

Experience:

Saraland City School System

Mobile County School System

Boys and Girls Club of America

Huntsville City School System

Madison Premiere Preschool

 

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