Staff Spotlight of the week goes to, Miss Leah Shackelford. Leah teaches English Language Arts and Social Studies, and has been a part of our awesome school since 2011.
She is originally from West Point, MS, and has lived in the Golden Triangle all of her life. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Mississippi – "Hotty Toddy"! She was also named Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2017 by the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
"I love reading great books, and I hope to help students find books they’ll love to read.Thank you for all of your support and for the privilege of teaching your children." - Leah Shackelford
ACS teachers have submitted a wish list for Christmas! This makes it easy for you to get something you know the teachers want/need this year. It's also a great way to get your SCRIP requirement out of the way. Click the headline to see the list!
On Thursday, November 29th, ACS held a groundbreaking ceremony for our new expansion. This expansion comes as a result of our increased enrollment of 97% over the last 7 years. The expansion will include a new library, STREAM/computer lab, science lab, 6 additional classrooms, and administrative offices. Click the headline to read the article in The Commercial Dispatch.
Spotlight staff member of the week is prek teacher, RoseMary Lamar. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Mississippi University for Women and received her Montessori Diplomas from the St. Nicholas Montessori College for Teacher Education in London, England. For thirty years RoseMary was owner and director of the Children’s House Montessori School in Columbus, MS. After retiring, she began substituting at our school. After five years as a substitute, she decided to teach full time in pre-k.
"I enjoy being a part of the teaching staff at ACS where all of the teachers work together to help each student reach their full potential in an atmosphere of Christian love."