Meet the Principal

Mrs. Mitzi Dennis

Phone: 256.230.2880

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Early Childhood Education, Alabama A&M B.S. Early Childhood Education, Athens State University Endorsement in Administration & Supervision form Alabama A&M University

Mrs. Mitzi Dennis

Mitzi Dennis is a native of north Alabama and has served in the public school systems for 23 years.  She has an Administration and Supervision endorsement, an endorsement in K-12 Reading Instruction and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.   She is passionate about educating children to their fullest potential and beyond to be a productive citizen in a global society.   Her passion carries over into her commitment to assisting families and children in the community by serving as Co-Chair to the Walter Jones Foundation with a mission to ensure that all children have their basic needs met. 

Mrs. Dennis is married to Scott Dennis with two children.  In her spare time she likes to go hiking, reading mysteries, and kayaking.  She also likes to travel to the mountains where she can snow ski and snow board or to tropical climates where she can scuba dive.   It is evident that being outdoors is a pleasure for her and she likes physical activities. 

 

Meet the Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lorian Charles

Phone: 256.230.2880

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Mrs. Lorian Charles

Hello and Welcome to AIS! I am excited to begin a new year at Athens Intermediate School. Prior to coming to AIS, I worked as both an ELA teacher (10 years) and an administrator (2 years) at Athens High School. I also worked as an ELA teacher at Athens Middle School and Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Lithonia, GA. Outside of my job, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, Breanne and Ava, and my wonderful husband, Kenny. I also enjoy reading, playing sports, and participating in church activities. I am an educator because nothing is more rewarding for me than helping a young person achieve his or her full potential. Every day is an opportunity for us to grow together. 

Meet the Assistant Principal

Mr. S. Dewayne Drakeford

Phone: 256.230.2880

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Mr. S. Dewayne Drakeford

Hello! I am proud to be working at Athens Intermediate School. For nearly 30 years I have had the opportunity to work with at-risk youth in several high schools across Alabama where I was a teacher and coach in high school basketball and football. I have served as the Dean Of Students here at AIS, and currently serve as an Assistant Principal. I enjoy my role as husband to my wonderful wife Geanine. I also love to study the Bible, travel, and visit the sick and less fortunate. I entered the field of education to make a difference in the lives of all children. I am extremely proud to have assisted many young people over the years and help them be successful.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." 
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.