Dr. Laura Junkin became the principal of Oak Mountain Intermediate School in the summer of 2020 and is excited to serve as
principal. Previously, she served as the assistant principal at OMIS for five years. Dr. Junkin began her career in education
in 2002 and has served as a Magnet School Coordinator in Texas, taught fifth grade at Vestavia Hills Elementary Central, served
as an Elementary Math and Science Specialist with AMSTI, and as the assistant principal at Gardendale Elementary School in Jefferson
County. Dr. Junkin holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Samford University. Additionally, she received her
bachelor's from the University of Oklahoma, a master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston,
a master's degree and an Education Specialist
degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Junkin is married to Kendall Junkin and they have three sons, James, John, and Joseph.
Dr. Junkin is dedicated to ensuring all students are successful and prepared for the future.
Kristen Glover, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kristen Glover is a native of Madison, Alabama. She has over eight years of experience in education. Her teaching career began at Oak Mountain Middle School where she taught sixth and seventh grade English Language Arts. After her tenure at OMMS, Glover served as an Instructional Coach for grades 6-8 within Shelby County Schools. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and a bachelor of science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Glover has earned her certification in Educational Leadership from the University of West Alabama. Kristen Glover is married to Marcus Glover and has two daughters, Zoe and Noa.