Anna Whitney

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Anna Whitney (born c. 1960) is the principal of Crossroads School, the Hoover School System's alternative school.


Whitney grew up in the the Cahaba Heights area. She was a member of the first co-ed class to graduate from the Altamont School. She then went on to receive both bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2005 she received her administrative certification from the University of Montevallo.

When Hoover High School opened in 1994, Whitney was hired as a special education instructor, a position she held until 2006 when she was given a special assignment as a teacher and administrator at Crossroads. On August 9, 2007, after Crossroads principal Brian Cain had been appointed principal of Simmons Middle School, Whitney was hired by the Hoover school board as principal of Crossroads.

As the new principal, Whitney has set goals of making academic courses more rigorous and establishing school clubs. On Fridays, Whitney brings her trained therapy dog, a golden retriever named Andy, to school for students who might be upset or anxious.

Whitney is married to Ron Whitney, an air ambulance pilot.

Preceded by:
Brian Cain
Crossroads School Principal
Succeeded by:


  • Stock, Erin. (August 10, 2007). "Schools chief wants athletes in class." The Birmingham News.
  • Ellaby, Liz. (August 22, 2007). "Crossroads' new principal revels in seeing students make good choices". The Birmingham News.