Dicky Barlow

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Richard C. "Dicky" Barlow is assistant superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools.

Barlow earned his bachelor's degree, his certification for Science Education, and his Master’s of Education in Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University. He began his educational career as a science teacher and basketball and track coach in the Atlanta area. He eventually became an assistant principal in Lithonia, Georgia before moving to Alabama and becoming assistant principal of Mountain Brook High School in 1996.

Barlow was promoted to principal effective July 1, 2002 when previous principal David Stiles was promoted to director of organizational development for the school system. During this time, he earned an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Montevallo. Barlow held the principal position for six years before being assigned to the newly created assistant superintendent position.

In 2009 he was selected to succeed Charles Mason as superintendent of schools.

Preceded by:
David Stiles
Mountain Brook High Principal
Succeeded by:
Vic Wilson
Preceded by:
Charles Mason
Mountain Brook Schools Superintendent
Succeeded by:


  • "Assistant gets principal job at Mtn. Brook High School." (May 17, 2002). The Birmingham News.
  • Wolfson, Hannah. (March 19, 2008). "Hudson named principal at Mt. Brook Junior High." The Birmingham News.
  • "Dicky Barlow to Serve as Assistant to the Superintendent." (May 2008). The Reporter. Published by Mountain Brook Schools.