Phone: (256) 538-8381


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Education- Instructional Leadership The University of Alabama, August 2022 Educational Specialist- Instructional Leadership The University of Alabama, August 2019 Master of Arts- Instructional Leadership The University of Alabama, May 2017 Bachelor of Science- Social Science Jacksonville State University, May 2012

Dr. Ryan McClendon



My name is Ryan McClendon, and it is an honor to serve the Attalla community as the principal of my Alma Mater. From growing up in Attalla and being a 2004 graduate of Etowah High School, I take great pride in being a leader for this excellent school and community. I am in my eleventh year of education and have spent each in Attalla City Schools. Before coming to Etowah High School, I taught and coached at Etowah Middle School. I came to Etowah High School in 2015 and served as a teacher and coach for seven years. I taught History and coached basketball, baseball, and football over those years. Before coming to Attalla City Schools, I coached college basketball. Most recently, I served as the Assistant Principal at Etowah High School for two years before becoming the principal this summer. I have an amazing wife named Brittany, and we have two children (Cooper, 3, and Maelee Kate, 1) whom we love immensely.