Dr. Gary M. Speers

Dr. Gary Speers

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Dr. Speers currently serves as principal of Brownwood Elementary School. 

He has served as Assistant Principal of Collins Intermediate School and Scottsboro Junior High School as well as At-Risk Coordinator and Attendance Officer for Scottsboro City Schools. Dr. Speers has also served as City Councilman for the City of Scottsboro. 

Speers was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  He attended Birmingham City Public Schools and graduated from Woodlawn High School.  He earned an athletic scholarship to Alabama A. & M. University where he played football and earned his Bachelor's Degree.

He married the former Kimball McQueen of Scottsboro and they have three daughters,  Kristin, Rebecca, and Stephanie.  In addition to his Bachelor's degree he holds the following degrees:  Bachelor of Theology - Birmingham Baptist Bible College, Masters Degree-School Counseling - Alabama A & M University,  AA Certification-Administration Education - University of Alabama, Ed. S. - Educational Specialist Degree - University of Alabama Doctor of Education specializing in Education Administration. 

Speers has worked in the nuclear power industry throughout the U.S. as a 3.1 ANSI qualified Senior Radiation Protection Technician.  He has worked in the Birmingham Public School System and served the school system's At-Risk Dropout Prevention Program.

He and his family moved to Scottsboro in 1993 and he was subsequently hired as a Magistrate and the first African American Juvenile Probation Officer for Jackson County Juvenile Court.

In Scottsboro he founded New Harvest Ministries for a short term and was later called to pastor St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for over 10 years.  He continues to remain actively involved in community affairs and events by working with such organizations as the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural center (Co-Founder), Weatherly Carver Foundation (Chaplain), Boys and Girls Club of America (Board Member), Emergency Food and Shelter Nation Board, Scottsboro Citizen Police Academy (Class president), Angel Food Ministries (former area coordinator for the Scottsboro distribution center). Board Member Lions International Scottsboro, Alabama.

Speers was recently appointed as pastor of Aspel United Methodist Church, Aspel Alabama. He is a member of God's Praise Gospel Ministry and enjoys antique cars and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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