Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English & Secondary Education, Athens State University
Mr. Nicholas Looney
Hello, and welcome to 6th grade at the AMS Sixth Grade Center!
This is my third year as a 6th grade teacher in Athens City Schools. I student taught 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 have attended AVID Summer Institute training and I am excited about all our school has to offer our students!
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. I just finished building a home last school year and I am enjoying the new shorter drive to school. The beach (any beach) is my favorite place on earth! Golf is my favorite sport. I'm not great at it, but I'm working on it! Growth mindset, right?
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.