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.
Marlana Hodo, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Hodo has 17 years of experience in elementary education and most recently served as assistant principal at Vincent Elementary School.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education
and Educational Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.