Phone: 256 386 8565 Ext 1102


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Mr. Wade Turberville

Director of Federal Programs & Transportation

In addition to currently serving as the Director of Federal Programs & Transportation, Wade has also coordinates OSR Pre-K and Prevention & Support. A native of Cherokee, AL, he has spent more than 20 years serving the students and staff of Colbert County.

Phone: 256-389-8565 Ext 1233


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Mrs. Brooke Cunningham

Federal Programs Secretary/Bookkeeper

My name is Brooke Cunningham and I am in my sixth year as Federal Programs Secretary and Bookkeeper. I am blessed to work along side educators to ensure that the students of the Colbert County School District receive the highest quality education.

I have been married to Daniel Cunningham for 17 years. He is also employed by the Colbert County School District in the Maintenance Department. We have one son, Garrett Cunningham, who attends Colbert Heights Elementary School. When I am not chauffeuring my son around for various activities, I enjoy traveling, singing in my church choir,  and spending time with my family and friends.

If you have questions regarding federal program services, please contact me at or 256-386-8565.

Phone: 256-386-8565 Ext. 1215


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Emily Counce

My name is Emily Counce and I am in my third year as the Homeless Liaison and Student Success Coach for the Colbert County School District. I am a 1988 graduate of Colbert County Schools and received my undergraduate degrees in Human Services, Sociology/Social Work, and Criminal Justice from the College of Great Falls in Montana. I am very excited to be back working for the school system that blessed me with a great education. I have worked in mental health and with at-risk youth for more than thirty years, and it brings me great pleasure to be working with the students and families in our district.

I am married to Brad Counce, also a graduate of Colbert County Schools, and we have five children. Garrett and Cody, who are graduates of Colbert Heights High School, and Wyatt, AnnMarie, and Dillon who are current students at CHHS. We enjoy traveling, working with our church, and attending sporting events.

I am here to help your students be successful in school. Please contact me if you know of a student that may be in a homeless situation, doubled up with another family, or an unaccompanied youth. I want to connect our students and families with the resources available to them.

Phone: 256-392-7421


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Mrs. Ashley Harris

ESL Instructor

My name is Ashley Harris, and I am the ESL Instructor for Colbert County Schools. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of North Alabama in English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) in 2015. Since then, I have earned an Education Specialist degree. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of English as a New Language. Previously, I taught for eight years at the elementary level. I am fascinated by other cultures and love to travel! I enjoy using the Spanish language as part of my everyday job.

If you have questions regarding services for English language learners, please contact me at or 256-392-7421.