Bill Mann, assistant principal at the main campus of Vestavia Hills High School, has been named the next principal of the Vestavia Hills High School Freshman Campus.
Mann will take on the role for the 2022-23 school year, according to a press release from Vestavia Hills City Schools. The Vestavia Hills Board of Education made the change during a meeting March 21.
Before becoming assistant principal at the main high school campus, Mann taught history at Louis Pizitz Middle School. He moves into the principal role with 15 years of education experience.
Mann, reached by phone by officials with the city schools, said he looked forward to leading the work to build a positive student and staff culture at the school.
“It’s important for students at the freshman campus to be excited about joining the Rebel family at the high school level,” Mann said in the press release. “I look forward to building on the solid foundation already established at the school and making it a place that students and staff are proud to be a part of.”
Mann’s principal status follows the retirement of David Howard, an established Vestavia Hills teacher and administrator who helped form the freshman campus in 2020.
“Mr. Mann has served Vestavia Hills City Schools as a teacher, coach and assistant principal,” Superintendent Todd Freeman said. “He has a reputation of being a successful leader in each of those positions. He will be a great leader for the stellar faculty and staff at the freshman campus.”