Dr.  John A. E. Plump

Professional Profile:


Dr. John A. E. Plump, a (27) year tenured educator in an urban school system in the deep south, has a vast amount of scholastic experience, ranging from jobs as a middle/ high school history teacher, football/ softball coach, alternative school principal, to his current position as an assistant principal. Dr. Plump is an impeccable educator, with a wealth of knowledge in the field of education; he is also an extraordinary teacher/administrator with an untiring desire and commitment to infusing instructional ideologies for the 21st century. Finally, he is an empowerment specialist (motivational speaker), world class presenter, and professional development guru. His presentations are informational, motivational, empowering, and speak to novice instructors, urban, rural, suburban schools, and educators in general.




  1. Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, 2014

  2. Certificated Degree in Educational Administration, UAB, - December 2002

  3. Master of Science Degree, Secondary Education, Alcorn State – May 1992

  4. Bachelor of Arts Degree, Social Science Education, Alcorn State – May 1991



 Teaching/Administrative Work Experience


  1. 2008 – Present  Assistant Principal, Birmingham City Schools

  2.  2015-2016 Interim Principal, Jackson Olin High School

  3.  2003 – 2008 Assistant Principal, Banks Middle School/ Mitchell Middle School

  4.  2002 – 2003  Assistant Principal, Woodlawn High School

  5.  Principal – Kennedy Alternative Night School (2003)  AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

  6.  Night School Principal – Huffman High School (2007) AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

  7.  1993 – 2002 History Teacher, Department Chairperson, A. H. Parker High School

  8.  1992-1993 8th Grade - Social Studies Teacher, Hayes Middle School





  1. Author of two books entitled, “Tragedy to Triumph” and “Pushing for Proficiency.”

  2.  “Power Pedagogy for the 21st Century”

  3. The (3) E’s - “Using Empowerment, Energy, and Enthusiasm to Establish a Successful Organization”

  4. “How to Empower Generation - X”

  5. “Integrating and Inspiring the College Freshman Toward Baccalaureate Excellence”

  6. “Understanding the Middle Level Learner”

  7. “Conquering the Collegiate Curriculum”

  8. “What Do Great Schools and Organizations Do?”

  9. “Why Discipline and Pedagogy are: INTERRELATED, INTERWOVEN, AND INTERTWINED”

  10. “Transforming the Culture of an Urban/Rural School from Deficiency to Proficiency”

  11. “Strategies that Construct the Academic Capital of Urban/Rural Students”

  12. “Exposing TEACHERS to a Positive Climate and Culture”