Mrs. Angie Ball

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Mrs. Angie Ball

This is my 14th year at Falkville. I am a Paraprofessional. I love what I do.  I have been married to my husband, Chris, for 22 years. We have two sons, Wyatt and Garrett. We are now raising my niece Annabelle.  I attend New Life Church. I like to swim, shop and go to the lake.
Mrs. Stacy Beavers

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BS Elementary Education University of North Alabama MA University of Alabama - Birmingham

Mrs. Stacy Beavers

Welcome to third grade! My name is Stacy Beavers and I'm very excited to have the opportunity to teach your child this year. Falkville has been my home since the middle of first grade. I graduated from Falkville High School and went on to the University of North Alabama to get my teaching degree. I later went to the University of Alabama in Birmingham to get my masters degree in elementary education. Now I am spending my 25th year at Falkville Elementary School. I can't imagine being anywhere other than Falkville and getting to teach our future community leaders.

I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family. Tim and I have been married for the past 20 years and have two amazing children, Julie and Cedric, both of which are students at Falkville High School. I stay rather busy between football, basketball, indoor track, and outdoor track. I also enjoy spending time with a little stray kitten, the Beast, that has brought a lot of entainment to our family.

 
I look forward to another wonderful year at FES.
Mrs. Ashley Camp

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Mrs. Ashley Camp

Hi Falkville Elementary, I am the math coach.  I also teach at Sparkman Jr High.  This is my first year on the beautiful Falkville campus, and I love it.  The weather has been perfect.  I am not from Falkville, so it has been a joy making new friends and meeting so many great students.  We are going to have a great year learning math together!!

Mrs. Gennifer Dyer

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Mrs. Gennifer Dyer

 

My name is Mrs. Gennifer Dyer, and I teach Pre-K at FES.  I live in Vinemont. I grew up in Cullman and graduated from Cullman High School.  I graduated from Athens State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  I earned a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Alabama.

I am married to Jared, and we have 4 precious children – Macie Grace, Nolan, Kalen, and Tatum.  My favorite hobbies are gardening, birding, and spending time with my family.

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."

Mrs. Annette Frost

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Mrs. Annette Frost

My name is Annette Frost, I have been an aide at FES for 15 years. Before that I subbed for 5. I have been married to Roger for 43 years. We have three sons. They all graduated from Falkville High school. I have one great daughter-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter. 

Mrs. Lynne Greene

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BS Elementary Education Auburn University MA Elementary Education UAB EdS Elementary Education UAB

Mrs. Lynne Greene

My name is Mrs. Lynne Greene and I am from Decatur.  I graduated from Decatur High School.  I have my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University,  master’s degree in Elementary Education from UAB, and Education Specialist from UAB.  I teach 4th grade math, science and history at FES.  I am also a teacher in the after school program.

I am married to Howard, and am a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.  My favorite activities are managing antique booths and jewelry cases in Decatur, Madison, Huntsville, Athens, and Fayetteville, TN.  My favorite thing about teaching at FES is teaching the 2nd generation students and the friendships I have with the teachers.

 

 
Mrs. Maebec Halbrooks

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BS Physical Education UNA MA Physical Education UNA

Mrs. Maebec Halbrooks

I have been in education for 16 years. This is my third year at FES. I used to be at West Morgan Elementary.  I am a graduate of Falkville High School.  I am married with 3 beautiful children.  Go Blue Devils! 

Mrs. Christy Hill

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Mrs. Christy Hill

Hello, I am Mrs. Christy Hill. I graduated from Hartselle High and Athens State University. I teach 4th grade at FES. My husband is Alton Hill and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Emily and Ellie Cate.

Mrs. Ginger Holcomb

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Mrs. Ginger Holcomb

My name is Ginger Holcomb, and I have been a nurse for 24 years, 16 as a school nurse with 3 of those at Falkville.  I am a graduate of Brewer High School, and Wallace State. Go Lions!  I have a son - Colton, a daughter - Kalynn, and one grandchild.  My driving force to become a nurse was after my son, Colton, was born premature and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other medical conditions.  I wanted to know and learn all I could about his condition, the research that was being done to help him live his best life.  Knowledge is power!

I enjoy being with my family, friends, and traveling and watching football with Colton.

Mr. Jason Hopper

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Mr. Jason Hopper

Hi, my name is Mr. Hopper, and I am proud to call Falkville Elementary School my new home. I came from a family of teachers and always knew that I wanted to become a teacher myself. I enjoy helping others and pushing them to learn and grow. I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Madison, Alabama in 2011 after receiving an Associates degree from Crafton Hills College in Southern California. I knew from a young age that I wanted to move to Alabama which is where my grandfather grew up and as a young child I spent a lot of time in Alabama. I have a bachelor’s degree in special education from Athens State University. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family. I have two beautiful daughters and a supportive and loving wife. On my days off I enjoy traveling with my family and spending as much time on Smith Lake as I can. I also enjoy volunteering with the BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) group of North Alabama.

Miss Cathy Ivey

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Miss Cathy Ivey

Hello, my name is Cathy Ivey and I currently teach Speech at FES. I am from Arab and graduated high school from Arab High. I attended the University of Montevallo where I earned my bachelor's degree.

I have a really big family of two aunts, one uncle and lots of cousins.  My favorite hobbies are reading traveling and staying home with my wonderful dogs. My favorite thing about FES is how everyone is family!!

Mrs. Donna Jones

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Mrs. Donna Jones

I have been enjoying my job for 24 years at FES.  I have been married to Don for 36 years.  We have 7 kids, 3 son-in-laws, and 1 daughter-in-law, and 10 granddaughters. Our youngest 2 sons attend FHS. 

Mrs. Mallory Jones

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Mrs. Mallory Jones

Hello! My name is Mallory Jones. I am the PreK Auxiliary teacher and I coach volleyball and softball at Falkville High School. I am currently completing my degree in Elementary Education. I am married and we have three beautiful children, Cooper, Colin, and Paizlee. 

Mrs. Tara Kress

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Mrs. Tara Kress

I grew up in Cullman and graduated from Cullman High School. I attended Wallace State in Hanceville and graduated from Athens State with a degree in Elementary Education. After college, I got married and moved to Auburn.  I taught third grade in Lee County while my husband completed his graduate degree.  We moved to Seneca, South Carolina where I taught first grade and kindergarten.  I stopped full time teaching after my son was born, and we moved back to Cullman.  I was very involved in my children’s education and would substitute teach, coach soccer, and participate in booster club activities. Most recently, before coming to Falkville, I taught kindergarten at Good Hope Primary.  I chose a career in education because I love being around children and watching them learn and grow.  

I have been married for 25 years and have two children. My son is a junior at Auburn University, and my daughter is a senior at Cullman High.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking care of my dogs and cats, and helping my husband take care of cattle on the farm.

Mrs. Lori Kyker

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Mrs. Lori Kyker

My name is Mrs. Lori Kyker and I teach 2nd grade at FES. I am from Hartselle. I graduated from Hartselle High. I attended UNA and Athens State University for my bachelor’s degree and the University of West Alabama for my master’s.  I have been the FES Student Council sponsor.

I am married to Joey and we have 3 beautiful children – Addison, Ella, and Emma. My favorite hobby reading.  My favorite activity to do with my students is science experiments! I am very thankful that I work at FES where our staff is one big family.

Mrs. Letha Lewis

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Mrs. Letha Lewis

Hello, my name is Mrs. Letha Lewis and I currently teach 3rd grade at FES. I am from Lacey’s Spring and am a proud Brewer High School Patriot, class of ’99.  I attended Calhoun Community College and Athens State University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. 

I am married to David, my very hunky husband and we have our son, Taylor and our daughter, Sydney.  I have a few hobbies. I love watching college football – Roll Tide!! I love bargain shopping, running/jogging, although I’m slower than a turtle in peanut butter, but I do run and I love playing outside with my kiddos. My favorite thing about FES is I really do love that we do not have hallways!  Spring and Fall are absolutely beautiful around our campus. Winter not so much :) 

Mrs. Kristy Liverett

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BS Education Athens State University Bachelor of Social Work UNA MA Education University of West Alabama

Mrs. Kristy Liverett

Welcome!  My name is Kristy Liverett and I am the Counselor for FES.  I am excited to be a part of the FES family and community!   

I have worked with students of all ages for over 20 years. I have experience in working with; special needs, children of abuse, neglect, behavioral issues, foster care, first generation and others needs. I worked as a hospital social worker prior to teaching. My background includes a Bachelor of Social Work from UNA, Bachelor of Science in Education from Athens State University and a Master of Education from The University of West Alabama. 

My husband and I both grew up in Morgan County and have been married for over 25 years.  We have two grown sons and grandchildren.    

I will be in the classroom twice a month to provide lesson that will consist of social, emotional, academic and/or career introductory lessons. 

If I may be of any assistance to you, please contact me.I look forward to a GREAT year!

Ms. Leslie Martin

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Ms. Leslie Martin

Hello Falkville!! I am Ms. Leslie Martin and this is my hometown.  I graduated from Falkville High in 1995.  Once a Blue Devil- always a Blue Devil!  I am proud of my community. Some of my favorite past times are playing softball for the FHS softball team.  It was a passion that carried me to college and allowed my dreams of being an educator to come true.

I attended UAB-Walker on a scholarship, Athens State University, and Cornerstone University and have a bachelor’s degree in Collaborative Special Education.  I teach Special Education at FES.  I am also the Yearbook sponsor and am always in need of great pictures of our students.  Please email them to me!

I love to garden and grow a variety of zinnias and veggies with my children to have during the summer! We also have a whitetail deer farm in Cullman, where we raise some of the best deer by genetics! FreMar Whitetails is on track to grow the largest whitetails in North Alabama. Come see us for a tour! Every spring we have a ton of babies that I get to find, vaccinate, and tag. It is so much fun to bottle feed babies and see them grow! 

My favorite thing about FES is – I love the students! I have been blessed over the years to have the best relationships with the students and families that are in my classroom. It is an honor to be a teacher at FES.   GO BLUE!

Mrs. Julie McAbee

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Mrs. Julie McAbee

Hello, my name is Mrs. Julie McAbee and I currently teach 2nd grade at FES. I am from Hartselle and graduated from Hartselle High. I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Athens State in 1993 and my master's degree in elementary education from UAB in 1997.  This is my 27th year of teaching in Morgan County Schools.  I taught first grade for 18 years before moving to teach 2nd grade.    I have been a proud Falkville Blue Devil since 2015.  I taught at both Sparkman Elementary and Priceville Elementary before coming to FES.

My husband and I have been married for 23 years.  We have one son who is 16.  I love spending time with my family and being outside in nature.

I like spending quiet time outside (reading for pleasure outside especially; and growing flowers).

My favorite thing about FES - The PTO, faculty and staff here are genuinely kind and loving.  I have never felt as loved and appreciated as I do here at FES.  We are not just people who work together, we truly feel like family, and I hope to stay here for many years.

 

 

Mrs. Marnie McClellan

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Mrs. Marnie McClellan

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Marnie McClellan. I have been a kindergarten teacher for the last 22 years. I graduated from Athens State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and I received a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  I have four handsome guys in my life:  my husband, my two boys, and a furry cat. I love teaching Kindergarten because it is amazing to see the growth in young children within a school year. I am a passionate person that believes that hard work is what makes a person successful. I make it a goal to work hard every day to encourage and prepare children to be future leaders in the community.

Ms. Cristal Owens

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BS Finance Auburn University MA History University of Alabama - Huntsville MA Gifted University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Ms. Cristal Owens

Hi, I am Ms. Cristal Owens, and I am the TAG teacher, or Gifted Specialist of the Talented and Gifted program for K-12. I am your GT teacher until you graduate. This is my 17th year at FES, but up until a few years ago I always had two schools. I have also taught at Sparkman, West Morgan, Ryan, and Eva. Before joining the MCS team, I taught gifted reading in Huntsville. I am also the Chess team sponsor and the middle school Scholars' Bowl sponsor. We have our 4 tournaments at Cotaco every year involving all 9 MCS middle schools, so I recognize faces of students from all over Morgan County.  I also teach at Camp Invention each summer at Priceville Jr High, where we have students from Decatur, Hartselle, Morgan County, Madison, and Cullman.

I am not from this area. I came from a small town about 65 miles SW from here named Ashville. It is a little bigger than Falkville, but still has only one red light.  There is also a really big, old courthouse.  I graduated from Ashville High and attended Gadsden State Community College. Next I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Finance. A few years later I graduated from UAH with a master's in History. A few years after that I graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in Gifted Education. So what's the most important part of all that - of course it's War Eagle!!

I grew up in the country on a farm with lots of animals, and still go back often to visit my family. Unfortunately, I don't get to live on a farm now with my son, Mitchell, who is in 7th grade, but we still get to live in the country. I like to read, watch movies, cook interesting new foods, eat at cool restaurants, and travel with Mitchell. My favorite part about teaching at Falkville is that we don't have to go looking for nature or teach the students about all the creepy crawlies - all that comes to us to enjoy daily. I also enjoy teaching gifted and getting to know students from so many different schools. It's fun to introduce my Falkville kids to students from all around the county for them to make new friends.

Mrs. Paula Owens

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Mrs. Paula Owens

My name is Paula Owens. I teach 2nd grade at FES. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2001, and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. 

My husband and I have 3 grown children. We have our 3 dogs and a cat. I love all things fall including college fall. I am an avid Alabama football fan. Roll Tide!! 

Mrs. Patti Ozbolt

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Mrs. Patti Ozbolt

My name is Patti Ozbolt. I am in my 32nd year of teaching at FES. All of those years except one have been in 1st grade. I love first grade! It is a year of tremendous academic growth and maturity.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband Barry. Together we have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. We love the beach and enjoy watching sports, especially Auburn football.

Mrs. Katie Persell

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Mrs. Katie Persell

My name is Katie Persell. I am a 2005 graduate of Falkville High School. I then attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, I came back home and taught at Ryan School for the last two years that it was open. I have been married to my husband, Eric, for 10 years. We have three beautiful girls, ages 8, 5, and 2. I have been a stay at home mom for over 8 years and started teaching ESL online almost two years ago. I am really excited about being back in the school setting to work with students and other teachers!

Mrs. Holly Powell

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Mrs. Holly Powell

This is my second year as the reading specialist at Falkvile Elementary. I also taught 4th grade at Danville-Neel Elementary for many years.  I love being at FES and enjoy every day in the sunshine.  In my spare time I like going to the beach and spending time with my family.

Mrs. Laura Reeves

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Mrs. Laura Reeves

Hello, my name is Laura Reeves. I have been at Falkville Elementary School for almost 20 years. I love being here for the children. My goal is to help keep a safe clean environment. I have been married for 26 years, I have a daughter, a son in-law and a granddaughter. I love my little family at home, but I also love my great big family here at Falkville Elementary.

Mrs. Jessica Scott

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Mrs. Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott is a native of Dothan, Alabama where she graduated with honors in 2004 from Dothan High School. She attended The University of West Alabama in Livingston where she received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Library Media from The University of West Alabama. This is her ninth year in education. She is married to Josh Scott and together have three children, twin angels Madden and Maddox, and a five year old son, Tatum. Her hobbies include traveling and reading. Her favorite thing about FES is the feeling of being a part of a family.

Mrs. Linda Self

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Mrs. Linda Self

Hello, my name is Mrs. Linda Self and I currently teach 5th grade at FES. I am from Cullman and graduated high school from Cullman High. I attended Wallace State Community College and Auburn University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. War Eagle!  At FES I have taught 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade through the years. I have coached the math team in the past. 

I am married to Chris and we have 4 beautiful children - my sons Patrick and Ben, my step-daughter Alicia, and step-son Andrew.  My favorite hobby is reading. I can say my most memorable experience at FES was being chosen the Teacher of the Year. My favorite thing about FES is the wonderful children I teach every day!!

Mrs. Jill Smith

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Mrs. Jill Smith

My name is Jill Smith. I have been teaching at FES for 27 years, (26 of those have been in First Grade). I love the Falkville community and of course FES!

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends, road trips, and EVERY holiday season.

 
Mrs. Kim Smith

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Mrs. Kim Smith

I am a retired classroom teacher with Morgan County.  I have come to FES for a second career as a Reading Interventionist.  I help our sweet students with reading skills and comprehension.  My husband's name is Philliip, and my children are Stephanie and Garrett.  We love to go camping.  Go Blue Devils!!!

Mrs. Laurie Smith

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Mrs. Laurie Smith

My name is Laurie Smith. I've been at Falkville Elementary since 2000.  Currently, I am the Remote Learning Educator for Falkville Elementary grades K-5.  My husband and I live in Falkville.  We have two children, two grandchildren, three dogs, three pigs, and one cat.

Mrs. Dee Summerford

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Mrs. Dee Summerford

Hello, my name is Dee Summerford. I am the Office Assistant at Falkville Elementary School. I spend my time away from FES chasing my two boys around, they keep me busy with soccer and basketball. I love my job and the students of FES. FES is the BEST!

Mrs. Carol Tyler

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Mrs. Carol Tyler

Hello, my name is Mrs. Carol Tyler and I currently teach Kindergarten at FES. I graduated from Falkville High School. I attended Wallace State Community College and Athens State University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have taught Kindergarten for 17 years. 

I am married to my husband of 45 years, Mike. We have 3 daughters – Lori Tyler Smith, Carrie Tyler Constance, and Lela Tyler Weeks – and 6 grandchildren.

My favorite hobbies are reading and singing. I have so many memorable experiences at FES.  One of them is when studying which types of wood float best, I asked a student what kind of wood he would use to build a boat. (I thought he would say the kind that we had learned about.)  He said," Gopher wood!  That's what Noah used to build the ark!"  My favorite thing about FES is the traditions, school spirit, lifelong relationships and friendships, and the “coziness” and small-town feeling.

 

 

Mrs. Crystal Williams

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Mrs. Crystal Williams

Hello! My name is Mrs. Crystal Williams. I am married and have three children. My husband, Austin, is a contractor and the owner of Williams Construction Company. He is also a pastor. This is my 12th year teaching. I am a Falkville High School graduate, so this is where I call home. I attended Calhoun Community College to earn my associates in general studies and then finished at Athens State University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

My hobbies are camping and going to the lake with my family. We love to ride on the boat and enjoy the water. My favorite way to relax is to read Christian fiction. I also enjoy grilling out on our back patio with friends.

I am proud of our school.  I am proud to be a part of this faculty and family.  You are always welcome at Falkville Elementary School. If there is ever a time that I can’t answer one of your questions, there are many people who can help and will be willing to share their time.

Mrs. Melissa Wright

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Mrs. Melissa Wright

Hello, my name is Melissa Wright.  I  have been working at the school for 22 years.  I started out part time as an aide, and then became the bookkeeper. I have been married for 35 years with three children and six grandkids.