Jan Curtis, Principal
Mrs. Jan Curtis became principal of OMES in January 2021. Mrs. Curtis began her teaching career in Athens City Schools in 1995 where she taught second and third grades. After moving back to the Birmingham area, she directed a preschool program and served as a consultant for AMSTI training teachers around the state of Alabama. Mrs. Curtis joined Hoover City Schools in 2009 where she served as the school librarian and taught first grade at Deer Valley Elementary School. She also served as the Literacy Coach at Bluff Park Elementary School before joining Shelby County Schools in 2019 as the Administrative Assistant at Helena Intermediate School. She joined the OMES administration team in May of 2020 as an assistant principal.
Mrs. Curtis graduated from UAB with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Curtis and her husband have three sons. She enjoys reading, preparing family dinners, and taking great road trips to explore new places. Mrs. Curtis believes that all students have the ability to learn and, consequently, have the right to receive high quality instruction in a safe learning community each day. She is committed to making decisions that are student-centered, mission-focused, and research-based so that each student has the ability to make a positive impact in our world.