Dr. Dennis Gilliam named Special Education and Test Coordinator
Dr. Dennis Gilliam has been named Special Education and Test Coordinator for AIDB, effective September 8. “Dennis is very knowledgeable of the special education process and assessments, and brings to this position a lot of experience in working with students who have vision and hearing loss. I am excited about what he has to offer AIDB in this new role,” said AIDB Vice President Vera Hendrix.
Dr. Gilliam has been an educator for 22 years. He taught two years in Tuscaloosa before assuming a role as mathematics instructor at the Alabama School for the Blind (ASB) . After serving at ASB for six years, Dr. Gilliam served as an educational administrator at the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) for the past 14 years in both high school and middle school capacities.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Secondary Education Mathematics from the University of Alabama; Certification in Visual Impairment from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Educational Administration from the University of Montevallo. He obtained his doctorate in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education from Lamar University.
Dr. Gilliam is married to Debbie Gilliam and they reside in Talladega County with their children Olivia Cobb, Eli Cobb, Reid Gilliam, Anna Grace Gilliam, and Lacy Gilliam.