Dr. Missy Brooks is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Mountain Brook Schools, a suburban district of 4300 students. Dr. Brooks also serves as the Director of Federal Programs, Career Tech, Professional Development, Accountability, Response to Instruction (RTI), and Gifted Education. Missy worked as an English and science teacher and as a local school administrator in a large district prior to coming to Mountain Brook. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Samford University where she teaches an online master's level education course. In addition, Dr. Brooks is a consultant for various school systems across the state in the area of curriculum and assessment. She is currently involved with the implementation of the Institute for Innovation. She is a member of CoSN, ASCD, Learning Forward, the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), PDK International, and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), NCTE, and NSTA.