Parents and Students:
I would like to welcome you to a new school year. We are excited about getting started and have adopted a theme for the year. Our theme, Greatness Starts Here, was chosen because we plan to promote greatness through leadership, teamwork, cooperation, and character.
If you haven’t signed up for our online newsletter, please do so on the website. We will be sending out our daily announcements to keep you up to date on all of our activities, plans, and programs. Please take time to familiarize yourself with our new website and all it has to offer. It is very user friendly and will give you links to our social media, as well as classroom information and contacts.
We are excited to introduce our newest employees for the 2017-2018 school year. Our former assistant principal/curriculum coordinator, Ms. Beth Marks made the difficult decision to leave her administrative position and return to teaching. She followed her heart and we are proud to have her teaching English/Language Arts to our middle school students. In her place, we’ve welcomed Mrs. Amanda Pickens to our administrative staff. Mrs. Pickens comes to us from Flintville Elementary where she taught Kindergarten and first grade students. She is excited to be here and we look forward to working with her this year. We have several new teachers in our building this year. We welcome Mrs. Liz Durham to our first grade team. She is an experienced, talented teacher that spent the first part of her career at Ralph Askins Elementary School in Fayetteville. Mrs. Natalie Smith joins our second grade team. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama where her husband is stationed with the US Army. Mrs. Smith has a vast teaching experience from all over the country and is excited to be a member of the Unity family. We have also added Mr. David Heath and Coach Jon Mills to our middle school team. Both of these gentlemen are new teachers who are enthusiastic about our school and our students. Our new P.E. teacher is Coach Evan Pittenger. He is also an assistant coach for the Lincoln County Falcon football team. Coach Pittenger is a former college and professional football player and is excited to be working with all of our students daily. Our newest educational assistant is Mrs. Mandy Porter. She is a Unity mom with three children attending school here. We are happy to have her join our staff. We look forward to hearing great things from all teachers, staff, and students this year.
Again, please take time to visit our website regularly. We ask that you are patient as we transition. As always, feel free to contact me or my staff with any questions or concerns you may have.