Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Amanda Elgin

Phone: 256.233.6609


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary/Collaborative K-6, Athens State University A.A. Arts and Sciences, John Tyler Community College

Mrs. Amanda Elgin

Hello parents! My name is Amanda Elgin.  I was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia.  In May 2000, I graduated cum laude from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Arts and Sciences.  I married my amazing husband in August 2000 and began my life as a military spouse.  A few years later, we had our beautiful daughter who is now in tenth grade.  My husband was in the military for nine years, deploying overseas three times.  During that time, I ran the Battalion's Family Readiness Group (FRG), disseminating information from command down to families of deployed soldiers.  I also homeschooled our daughter from pre-k through second grade.  It was at this time that I fell in love with education. 

In 2011, my family and I moved to Alabama, beginning our lives as civilians.  I returned to school, enrolling at Athens State University.  During the next four years, I worked at Madison Cross Roads Elementary in order to gain experience in my field of study.  I substituted and worked as an aide in their Sensory Room.  In May 2015, I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Elementary/Collaborative K-6.  Shortly after graduation, I accepted my first full-time teaching position at Athens Elementary School. 

This is my fourth year teaching Special Education. This year, I will have students from kindergarten through third grade. I absolutely love teaching. I believe that all kids are special and worthy of our very best.  They are a wealth of potential just waiting to be challenged and encouraged. Teaching is a calling and I eagerly await our first day so that I can begin another great year at AES.

Fun facts:

~My family and I love to go camping when school is out.

~We enjoy movie nights at home.

~We have two sweet dogs named Hailey and Esme.



  • Meet Ms. Debbie. She is an Athens native, but lives in Toney. She is widowed. Previously she worked in pre-k with Mrs. Davis at AES. Prior to AES, Ms. Debbie was a pre -k aide at Madison Cross Roads Elementary. She has two children. Paige is married to Robbie Burrough and her son Chad is married to Lacey. She has four grandchildren. Kennedy -11, Katelyn-8, Brinkley -4, Bryant-1. Welcome to our amazing class Ms. Debbie!

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  • Elgin's class supply list:

    ~ Headphones that fit over the student's head (We found out last year that ear buds fell out more often than they stayed in.)

    ~ Baby Wipes

    ~ One container of Lysol Wipes

    ~ One roll of paper towels

    ~ One bag of straws

    ~ One box of Ziploc style bags (any size)


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