Christine Hoffman - Principal
Mrs. Christine Hoffman grew up, primarily, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. After moving to Alabama she attended graduate school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where she received a Master of Arts in Education degree, her administration certification, and her Educational Specialist degree. She taught four years in Wisconsin and 11 years in Alabama before becoming an assistant principal at Valley Elementary School. She spent four years as principal of Montevallo Elementary School before transferring to IES in 2006. She can think of no job more rewarding than being an elementary school principal, where every day for her is “both a challenge and a delight,” and she can think of no better place than Inverness Elementary School in which to do it.
Mrs. Hoffman is the proud mother of two grown daughters and “Grams” to four grandchildren.
Jeff Norris - Assistant Principal
Mr. Jeff Norris is proud to be a part of the administrative team at Inverness Elementary School. Mr. Norris holds a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership (University of Montevallo), an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership (University of Montevallo), a Master’s degree in Gifted Education (University of South Alabama), and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (University of Alabama). In 2012, he earned his National Board certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist and was named Shelby County’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, as well as being a state finalist for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame.
Mr. Norris has 2 children, Maggie and Miller, who attend schools in Oak Mountain. His wife, Sarah, works as a Worship Arts Assistant at Shades Mountain Baptist Church. Mr. Norris believes in the “4 Tions:” Quality Instruction, Proactive Administration, Effective Communication, and Positive Emotional Connection.
Contacting the Administration
Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. Norris are dedicated to the success of every child at Inverness Elementary School. They lead the faculty and staff with positive energy, promote active student engagement in the classroom, and seek to form a supportive learning environment at the school by placing emphasis on collective responsibility. If you would like to speak with an administrator, please contact the IES office at (205) 682-5240