Dr. Antjuan Marsh has over twenty years of experience in the public school system as teacher, coach and administrator.  Marsh has led and participated in professional learning experiences for teachers, administrators, and community institutions across the globe. Marsh often encourages educators and student leaders to engage underserved student populations. 

Dr. Marsh is currently serving as the principal of Shades Valley High School (SVHS).  SVHS is a global campus where students have access to a rigorous college preparatory pathway, as well seventeen career academy pathways to help each student discover their possibility.  Students can prepare for careers in the automotive industry, health care, food service, public safety, pre-engineering, animation, photography, theater and dance, and business and finance.  

Antjuan Marsh

Dr. Antjuan Marsh is the principal of Shades Valley High School in the Jefferson County School System.  He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degree in Education from Troy University.  As a classroom teacher, he designed a "Writing Across the Curriculum Program" for grades 6-12 which was instrumental to his research in receiving his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Marsh was responsible for integrating Advanced Placement and also the credit recovery program into the school’s instructional curriculum at McAdory High School.  Not only did these programs increase enrollment with minority and low-income students, but they also produced numerous AP scholars and a 2013 Gates Millennial Scholarship Recipient. The credit recovery program identified students off track to earning a diploma.  Dr. Marsh was instrumental in providing the process for those students to master standards; he has motivated, counseled, and coached both students and teachers throughout this process to ensure student learning which improving the grad rate by 20%.

Dr. Marsh has been a featured speaker at school assemblies, colleges, churches and community events with some of those events in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Istanbul, Turkey. In 2014, Marsh initiated the exploration of an educational partnership between universities in Alabama and institutions located in the Middle East that would assist the training, equipping and credentialing of educators in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq.  He has also designed a mentoring program called “Exemplars” which mission is to encourage students to engage their world and maximize their potential.  In 2015, Dr. Marsh was awarded Certified Instruction Leader (CIL) by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS). Marsh now serves on the CIL commission.