Phone: 256-389-2940


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees and Certifications: B.S. Early Childhood Education-Auburn University Masters of Early Childhood- University of North Alabama Education Specialist Degree- University of Alabama, Birmingham Certification of Psychometry-University of Alabama, Birmingham Certification of Educational Leadership, University of North Alabama

Mrs. Jessica Norwood

Welcome to G.W. Trenholm! This is my second year to serve you as the principal of G.W. Trenholm and my 23rd year to work at this awesome school!  I have 25 years in education. I've taught kindergarten, first and second grades. I served several years as an adjunct professor at the college level. I've served in the roles of reading interventionist, Literacy Specialist/Coach at G.W. Trenholm and as an assistant principal at Deshler High School.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, reading, working in my yard, cooking and tending to my animals. I have 4 married children and 4 near perfect grandchildren. I have a special dog, a sneaky cat, a wonkey donkey, 14 goats and 2 chickens. I am also a huge sports fan. I love watching the Deshler Tigers play any sport. I'm a fan of those other Tigers as well. 

I absolutely love my job and find it rewarding to build relationships with children and their families. I believe that all children can learn and, as an educator, it is our job to meet them where they are and move them forward. I look forward to partnering with you and your family and helping your child grow and achieve. Welcome to the GWT family!