Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Alabama 2008 Master of Elementary Education, University of Alabama 2011 Educational Specialist, University of Alabama 2015 Educational Leadership Certificate, University of Alabama 2017 Doctorate of Education, University of Alabama 2018 National Board Certified Teacher, Literacy: Early to Middle Childhood 2018

Dr. Erica Rutherford

Hello! My name is Erica Rutherford and I am the Assistant Principal here at Arab Elementary School. Prior to working in Arab, I taught at Cullman City Schools where I spent six years as a Kindergarten teacher, three years as a Reading Coach, and one year as a Curriculum Coordinator. I am originally from Cullman and graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). I am a National Board Certified teacher specializing in Early to Middle Childhood Literacy. When I am not helping support students at school, I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing outside with my dog, Finn.