Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6609


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Samford University M.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Rebecca Gladney

Hi, Parents! My name is Rebecca Gladney. I am so glad to be a part of the AES family!  I invite you to be an active participant in your child’s school experience.

This is my 14th year in education. I taught 2nd grade for 6 years at McAdory Elementary in Jefferson County, Alabama, then stayed home for 9 years while my children were babies.  I returned to the classroom in 2013 in Alabaster City Schools.   I have a degree in early childhood and elementary education from Samford University. I earned my master’s degree in early childhood education from UAB.  I held National Teacher Certification from 2003 to 2013.    

I was born here in Athens, AL.  I lived here with my dad and mom (who is a retired teacher) until I graduated high school and left for Samford University.  During college, I met my husband, Tommy, and we married 4 weeks after my college graduation.  We remained in the Birmingham area until July 2017.

I have two daughters, Kate and Erin. 

Another responsibility that I hold in the Athens City School System is the majorette sponsor for the high school majorette line.  I was a majorette during my time at Athens High School, and I love being back with the majorettes and the Golden Eagle Marching Band.  

When not doing school activities, I like to play piano, spend time with my family, and watch Alabama Football.  Roll Tide!

These are my favorite things:

Restaurant: Village Pizza

Fast Food: Chic-fil-a

Sport to watch: Football  

Colors:  Gray and Red             

Snack :  Doritos

Stores:  Target and Amazon             

Candy: Chocolate!

Food:   Pasta                  

Pets: 2 cats, Lizzie and Luna

Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions or concerns.  I am looking forward to a great year in 3rd grade!

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