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 Joe Dean Jr.

Joe Dean Jr. is a major force in the Birmingham sports and education community. Joe was a three year letterman in basketball at Mississippi State in the 70's, after graduation he became an assistant coach at The University of Kentucky from 77 - 83 with a National Championship in his tenure. Dean was named head basketball coach at Birmingham Southern in 1983 and was named conference coach of the year three times during his tenure. Dean also coached at Central Florida from 1989 - 1993. In 1994 Dean was selected to the Birmingham Southern Hall of Fame.

The past 16 years Dean has served as the Athletic Director for Birmingham Southern as well as serving on the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee, as the Chairman of Community Relations for the Birmingham Bowl and is a board member of the Foundry.

In February Dean was named the college's senior vice president for advancement, and Kyndall Waters, BSC's current assistant athletic director for compliance and a member of the BSC Sports Hall of Fame, will take over as athletics director on June 1.


Winners 2016


Student of the Year - Norma Contreras

PVHS Career Tech Student of the Year (Big Country Award) - Sean D'Andres

PVHS Teacher of the Year - Chris Screws

Rudd Middle School Teacher of the Year - Allison Wolfe

Pinson Elementary Teacher of the Year - Rodney Porterfield

Johnson Elementary Teacher of the Year - Dainne Davis

Support Staff of the Year - Charlotte Gardner

6th Grade Character Winners - Annie Trucks, Alden Smith

7th Grade Character Winners - Kaylee Davis, Michael Witherspoon

8th Grade Character Winners - Somer Underwood, Matthew Hicks

9th Grade Character Winners - Zachary Bowden, Faith Potter

10th Grade Character Winners - Nicholas Blanset, Ambria Simmons

11th Grade Character Winners - Sheldon Clevenger, Laurel Uhomba





Student of the Year 2016

Norma Contreras


Pictures 2016








Pinson, Alabama





Pinson Valley Heat Treating

Unique Gifts

Fultondale Bakery

Joe Knight

Dean Kurtner

Fultondale Jet Pep

Precision Graphics

Jeff Truck

Michael Leathers

Chappell Air & Water, Inc

Allen Treadaway

Stanley Moss

Cammie Cooper / State Farm Pinson