Aaron  King
Principal
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Principal's Bio

Principal, HHS

King Family (Aaron, Kristen and Elizabeth King)

 Hello Huntsville High Community,

 

I know that I would appreciate knowing about the leader of my child's school.  As such, I have composed a brief synopsis taken from my resume.  In my opinion there is little you can learn about me from a webpage or a bio.  I would much rather introduce myself in person.  Please do not hesistate to come up to the school and meet with me.  I welcome all parents, guardians, extended family members and community members to please be active in the school.  If it is difficult for you to come to the school during the working day please feel free to make an appointment after school hours, or just seek me out at the next sporting event; I'll be at the football, basketball and volleyball games, and in the spring you can find me at the track and field meets!

 

 

MY FAMILY

 

I am the proud husband of a wonderful woman named Kristen.  Together we have a seven year old daughter, Elizabeth, and a two year old daugher, Rachel.  In October we are expecting our third child, also a girl, who we plan to call Rebecca.  Kristen is a nurse at Huntsville Hospital; there she works in the Emergency Room.  Elizabeth constantly talks about wanting to be a nurse like her mother, and Rachel just constantly talks!  My father Alan lives with us and gives the girls much needed love and support.  While we do not have many family members in the area we have found wonderful friends.  As an army brat and former army officer I had the opportunity to live in many areas of our great country.  I can proudly say that Huntsville is a very special place to me and my family.  

 

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of the first cohort of the Huntsville City Schools’ Leadership Academy
  • Currently enrolled in the first Huntsville City Schools NISL Cohort
  • University of Southern Mississippi 2011 Graduate. Received a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from USM; Received an award for having the highest GPA in the cohort
  • Completed the 2008-2009 MAPQT program through MCCF
  • United States Military Academy at West Point 2005 graduate. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Regional Geography  
  • Completed a Field of Study in Environmental Engineering at USMA
  • Completed the requirements for a designation as Master Fitness Trainer for the Army
  • June 2000 to May 2001 attended and completed 1 year of Service academy preparatory school at Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL
  • 2000 Distinguished Honor Graduate of Madison Central High School in Madison, MS

MILITARY EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED

  • July 2005 – January 2006 attended and completed Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Ft Sill
  • January 2006 attended and completed Field Artillery Multiple Launch Rocket System Course.
  • February 2006 – April 2006 attended and completed Warrant Officer AN/TPQ-36/37 Radar 
              Course (Over 160 hours of technical training completed with certification).
  • July 2004 attended and graduated Army Parachutist Course at Ft. Benning, GA.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • July 2012 – June 2015. Principal of Huntsville Middle School in Huntsville, AL
    o    Responsible for the leadership and management of one of the top performing middle schools in the state of Alabama
    o    Responsible for the development and growth of 36 teachers, 525 students, and 8 staff members
    o    Responsible for the management of a building totaling over 85,000 square feet
  • Feb 2012 – July 2012. Director of Business Operations for Huntsville City Schools
    o    Responsible for over 250 personnel with a budget of over $26 Million
    o    Responsible for the Construction, Maintenance, Transportation, Safety, Security, and Facilities Cleaning for 23,000 students, 60 buildings totaling over 4.8 Million square feet
  • Jul 2011 – Feb 2012. Director of Transition for the Superintendent of HCS
    o    Chief of Staff for the Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools
    o    Responsible for the data collection and information movement within all departments of the Huntsville City Schools Staff
    o    Developed the curriculum for the Huntsville City Schools Leadership Academy
    o    Negotiated the contract with PROACT, Principal Search Firm
    o    Assisted in the initiatives of the school system as delegated by the Superintendent
  • June 2009 – Jul 2011. Chemistry teacher & Assistant Principal for Madison Central H.S.
    o    Responsible for student parking discipline, bus monitoring and discipline, special education supervision, sports supervision, drug testing coordination, classroom observations, data meetings, progress monitoring, technology coordination, and school grant writing.
    o    Responsible for the curriculum development and implementation.
    o    Science Department Head and coordinator of eight secondary science teachers.
    o    Responsible for 150 advanced placement students’ acquisition of critical science skills.
  • Nov 2006 – May 2009. Chemistry teacher for Madison Central H.S.
    o    Responsible for the curriculum development and implementation.
    o    Science Department’s Science Fair Coordinator.
    o    National Honor Society Coordinator for Madison Central High School.
    o    Responsible for 150 advanced placement students’ acquisition of critical science skills.
  • Aug 2006 – Dec 2006. Advertisement Supervisor for Inspection Solutions LLC.
    o    Chief of sales and advertisements for Inspection Solutions LLC.
    o    Responsible for a marketing budget of $250,000
    o    Actions led to a 225% increase in sales over the last quarter of 2006
  • Jan 2006 – Aug 2006. Platoon leader for C Battery 1/14 FA
    o    Leader for the training of 38 soldiers and noncommissioned officers
    o    Responsible for the deployment of four sections of ANTPQ-36/37 Fire Finder Radar
  • May 2005 – Jan 2006. Officer basic course at Ft. Sill, OK
  • July 2001 – May 2005. Full time student at the United States Military Academy

 


PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTIES

 

  • Implementation of Research-Based Instructional Practices
  • Goal Oriented, Data-driven Decision maker
  • Technology Innovation
  • Fiscal management and budgetary optimization
  • Ability to prioritize complex tasks to ensure critical project completion
  • Formative Assessment as a means of increasing student growth and educator potential
  • Strategic goal setting and project implementation
  • Six-Sigma / LEAN Implementation for Efficiency
  • Collaborative as well as Transformational Leadership style
  • Consensus Building around district and school strategic movements
  • Community Engagement and Stakeholder relationship building
  • Communication through the use of multimedia (written and spoken word as well as through media outlets)
  • Technology implementation as a means of decreasing cost and increasing efficiency
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising to support educational movements
  • Policy Revision and Implementation
  • Cost Benefit Analysis

 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Led the Business Operations wing of Huntsville City Schools to over $6.5 Million in budgetary efficiencies in four month’s time
  • Led the procurement, receipt, imaging, inventory, and issuance of over 17,000 HP laptop computers and over 4,000 iPad2 tablets in coordination of a district 1:1 computer initiative
  • Led the standardization of educational specifications for the construction of schools within the Huntsville City School System
  • Developed a standardized district maintenance plan for Huntsville City Schools resulting in reduced school wait times and increased monetary efficiencies set to save the district over $500,000 annually
  • Uncovered over $100K in inventory overages within the Huntsville City Schools’ warehouse
  • 2011 University of Southern Mississippi Educational Leadership Award for Academic Excellence
  • Successfully passed the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) with a score of 171
  • Acquired over $51,000 in grant monies for the MCHS science department
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Order of the Arrow, Brotherhood Member
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo
  • Italian speaker at functional fluency (self taught)
  • Nation Defense Service Award