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The Hoover Alabama Chamber of Commerce, its staff, members, officers and board members extend a warm welcome to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the South's fastest growing communities, offering new and progressive opportunities every day. Hoover spans almost 50 square miles of territory, involving much of Jefferson County and Shelby County. We promote a healthy business environment, and feature great restaurants, lodging facilities, sporting events, and vacation areas. Click here to read more.

American Family Care to Sponsor School System Awards at November 16 Luncheon

Dr. Kathy Murphy, Hoover City Schools Superintendent
Dr. Kathy Murphy, Hoover City Schools Superintendent

American Family Care is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 2016-17 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year Award, to be recognized at the November Chamber Luncheon. This prestigious award will be presented to this year's most outstanding employee of Hoover City Schools. The award focuses on support personnel throughout the school system - and is separate from the Hoover City Schools Teacher of the Year program.

The winners of this award are presented a beautiful engraved plaque with their name engraved on a perpetual plaque housed at the Hoover Board of Education. Previous winners, from 996-2016 include: Charlene Young, Jerry Davis, Rosemary Stroud, Brenda Ferrell, Carolyn Gibson, Pam Franklin, Rhonda McBay, Sotonia Williams, Chris Riney, Donna Henderson, Beth Tortorici, Jacqueline Smith, Mary Jo Powell, Connie Fields, Darlene Sommers, Brenda Butters, Charles Crowder, Dena Fore, Brian Fancher and Lisa Yancey.

Hoover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy will be the featured speaker for the November Chamber Luncheon where she will present the "State of the School System" address. Dr. Murphy came to Hoover with an extensive background in education. She earned her Doctorate, Master's and Education Specialist degrees from Auburn University; and her Bachelor's degree from Troy University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the School Superintendents of Alabama Association.

Her career has spanned almost the full spectrum of K-12 and higher education, having worked as a classroom teacher, a principal, an assistant professor and prior to Hoover, as Superintendent of Monroe County Schools in south Alabama. Dr. Murphy has demonstrated great ability to collaboratively approach challenges, recognize opportunities and create meaningful dialogue about our children and their education. Perhaps her biggest accomplishment, she will tell you, is her daughter Connor: a classically-trained Opera singer now pursuing her Master's degree in New Mexico.

Networking begins at 11:15 a.m., with the meeting starting sharply at noon. The Luncheon is $20.00, payable at the door, or $25.00 for those without reservations. Those who make reservations and simple do not show will be invoiced for the luncheon, as the chamber makes guarantees to the Hoover Country Club based on the number of reservations. Cancellations are accepted until the morning of the luncheon with almost any reason accepted. Hoover Country Club is located at 3140 Club Drive, Hoover 35226.

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