Larry Haynes has served as principal at Oak Mountain Middle School in Shelby County since 2004. He is currently the president-elect for the Alabama Association for Middle School Principals (AAMSP). He previously served as an assistant principal at Oak Mountain High School and spent 15 years teaching U.S. History, English, journalism and broadcasting at Montevallo High School, also in Shelby County. He credits a “phenomenal” faculty and staff, strong parental involvement, and a proactive and committed leadership team for the positive things that have taken place at Oak Mountain.
Mr. Haynes earned his Bachelor's, Master's, and Ed. S degrees from the University of Montevallo.
Mrs. Cynthia Cruce is proud to call the Oak Mountain Community her home. Mrs. Cruce is not only an assistant principal, but also the mother of four children who have had the privilege to attend all the Oak Mountain Schools.
Mrs. Cruce began her teaching career in 1992 as an English teacher and yearbook sponsor at McAdory High School. When Oak Mountain High School opened in 1999, Mrs. Cruce taught English, computer programming, computer applications, and yearbook for seven years. In 2004, Mrs. Cruce was selected as the Alabama Advisor of the Year for the State of Alabama by the Alabama Student Press Association. Mrs. Cruce also received a grant from CBS 42 One Class At A Time.
She joined the faculty at Chelsea Middle School as the assistant principal in 2006. Mrs. Cruce helped lead CHMS through becoming a Making Middle Grades Work school and implementing a school-wide advisory program. Mrs. Cruce transferred to Oak Mountain Middle School in 2012 to begin a new journey.
Mrs. Cruce has a Bachelor's degree in Communication - Journalism and a Master's degree in Secondary Education - English from from The University of Alabama. She completed her administrative certification and her Educational Specialist degree at The University of Montevallo
Ms. Obert has been an educator for over nine years and has recently served as an Assistant Principal with Jefferson County Schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Arts Degree, an Educational Specialist degree and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.