Shades Cahaba School has had just nine principles in the past 100 years. The first principal, James Ward stayed for 23 years before he was “kicked upstairs” to the Jefferson County Board of Education. Here is a list of the Principals and the years they served Shades Cahaba.

  • James Ward, 1920-1943
  • R.B. Nichols, 1944-1951
  • Lelton Cobb, 1951 – 1965
  • Margaret Vines, 1965-1969
  • Louis LeVaughn, 1969–1981
  • Mike Miller, 1981–1989
  • Karen Delano, 1989-1999
  • Sue Grogan, 2000–2013
  • John Lowry, 2013–present