Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English & Secondary Education, Athens State University
Mr. Nick Looney
Hello, and welcome to 6th grade at the AMS Sixth Grade Center!
This is my fifth year as a 6th grade teacher in Athens City Schools. I completed my internship at AIS in 2015 in 6th grade English Language Arts. I graduated from Athens State University with a BA in English in 2015. I taught at Liberty Middle School in Madison, AL for one year before coming back home to Athens. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to my community and to care for the kids who are the future of our city, state, country, and world.
My beautiful wife Magen and I were both born and raised in Limestone County. We are expecting a baby girl on August 12th... just in time for a new school year! Ha.
I am a huge Alabama fan and love going to as many games as I can. I love sports and competitions--Field Day is my favorite day of the year. The beach (any beach) is my favorite place on earth! Golf is my favorite sport to play. I'm not great at it, but I'm working on it! #growthmindset
I became a teacher because I have seen firsthand the incredible opportunities that can be created when just one person believes in a student when no one else will. I have seen the relationships fostered when students know a teacher loves them and wants them to succeed. I believe that education is a powerful tool and we as teachers have a responsibility to lead students to discovering their own opinions, thoughts, and processes for understanding the world around them. If a student leaves my classroom with an internal motivation and drive to do more, be better, try harder...it has been a successful year.