LEADERSHIP

Spring Valley School is a sanctuary for students with learning differences, allowing them to discover a supportive, learning environment where they can grow. The SVS Board of Directors represents experts in various fields with the common desire to ensure students with learning differences receive an excellent education. The SVS Leadership Team is comprised of faculty and staff members dedicated to fulfilling leadership roles within the school community.

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Laura Griffin, Dean of Sciences

Rebeccah Carroll, MAAE, LMSW, Dean of Students

James Cormier, Director of Facilities and Security

Laura Fiveash, DrPH, RD, Executive Director

Tammy Jessen, Dean of Humanities

Trice Green, Director of Athletics

 

 

Sam Johnson, President of the Board

Johnson & Sterling, Inc, CEO

Joe Abbott, Jr., Abbott & Smith, PC

W.J. Cornay, M.D. Chief of Otolaryngology, Tenet Brookwood Medical Center

Jack Levy, Bradley Arant Boult Cumming, LLP

David Finn, EDD School of Education, 

Samford University

Hettie Johnson,MA, CCC-SLP 

Speech Language Pathologist

Heather Smitherman,

Protective Life Corporation

Patti Wood, PhD

School of Education, Samford University

Erica Jewel Littleton, MS

Owner and Chief Education Officer,

Learning Little People

Donna Mardaugh, PhD, UAB Neuropsychologist

Paul Riccomini, PhD, Associate Professor of Special Ed at Penn State 

(Area of Specialization: Dyscalculia)

Rebecca Tolson, Ph.D., CALT-QI, Vice President of Literacy Initiatives at Neuhaus Education Center

FACULTY / STAFF LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD