Junior High/High School Edition


January 10, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Mountain Brook High School

For the last few years, ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK has offered parenting conferences, one geared toward parents of teenagers and another for elementary parents. Previously, these conferences have been organized around breakout sessions, which required parents to choose from a menu of topics. This year, we are offering a program for everyone in attendance, with a series of speakers and topics and no breakout sessions. All parents are welcome and we especially encourage parents of students grades 6-12 to attend!

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Speakers and Topics

Never Stop Fighting for Your Family

Dr. Dicky Barlow, Superintendent, Mountain Brook Schools

Mental Health and Our Youth

Dale Wisely, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

Susan Walley, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, UAB

Update on Underage Drinking & Marijuana Use

Abbey McManus, Bradford Health Services

Raising Teenagers: Legal Complications

Panel: Judge K. C. Hairston, Attorney Greg Foster, School Resource Officer Richard Knecht, & Judge Turner D. Williams

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Our Speakers

Dr. Richard “Dicky” Barlow

is superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Barlow received his B.S. and Certification in Science Education and Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision at Georgia State University. He earned his Ed.S. in Educational Administration at the University of Montevallo and his doctorate at Samford University. 


Susan Walley, M.D.

is a pediatrician and hospitalist at UAB Department of Pediatrics/Children’s Hospital. She has extensive experience in caring for patients with asthma and other pulmonary disorders. Dr. Walley is an enthusiastic educator regarding the use of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and cigarette smoking and the health implications for children.




Dale Wisely, Ph.D.

is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish and School and is the former Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Wisely has been a child & adolescent psychologist for 36 years and is a founder of All In Mountain Brook.




Judge K.C. Hairston 

lives in Mountain Brook with his wife and four children.  He serves as a Municipal Judge for Birmingham and Mountain Brook. He has presented to both parents and students his popular All In Mountain Brook panel discussions on the legal aspects of teenage driving and substance use (DUI, designated drivers, Uber, traffic violations, house parties, texting while driving, etc.) 



Judge Turner D. Williams

received his J.D. at University of Alabama School of Law and practices law at Burr & Forman.  He serves as a Municipal Judge for the city of Mountain Brook.






Greg Foster

is a local attorney specializing in representing individuals and families that have experienced injury, death or property damage.  Greg and his wife have a daughter who attends Mountain Brook High School.






Officer Richard Knecht

is a School Resource Officer at Mountain Brook Schools, who has implemented a number of initiatives to build positive relationships within our schools–a key to maintaining safe schools. He began his career as a police officer in 2000 in the Bessemer and transferred to Mountain Brook in 2003. He graduated from UAB and has earned many teaching certifications through the department.  He is the father of five children.



Abbey McManus

serves as Community Representative for Bradford Health Services. She spearheads local outreach efforts in the Birmingham area including educating the community on substance-related issues and working with families that have loved ones struggling with addiction. She grew up in Birmingham and is an Auburn graduate. She lives in Homewood and is passionate about bettering the Birmingham community to be safer and healthier. 



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