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Caroline Obert to Serve as Next HJHS Principal

The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education recently approved Caroline Obert to serve as the next principal of Huntsville Junior High School (HJHS). 

Obert, a graduate of Grissom High School who is currently the principal of Chelsea Middle School in Shelby County, will replace Greg Hicks who will be retiring following the end of the school year. 

She has served as an educator for more than 15 years in both the middle and the high school settings. As an assistant principal, she served Oak Mountain Middle School in Shelby County and was the instructional assistant principal at Hueytown High School in Jefferson County. As a teacher, she taught and coached at both Thompson High School and Liberty Middle School. 

Obert has a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master of Arts degree and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and she is currently pursuing a doctorate with The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama. 

She was raised in Belle Harbor, Queens, NY, and moved to Alabama to attend Huntsville City Schools. She is married to David Obert, a neuroradiologist in Decatur.  They have two children, Madeline and Michael.  

Obert was recently named the 2021 Alabama Principal of the Year. Her official start date with HCS is set for June 7, 2021.