Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Alabama Public Communication Elementary Education
Mr. Will Priest
Hello! Welcome to 4th grade!
My name is Will Priest. This will be my 9th year of teaching. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. This is my fifth year at Athens Intermediate School. I taught previously at Julian Newman for 3 years (3rd and 4th grade). I graduated from Athens High School in 2006. I graduated from University of North Alabama with two degrees: Public Communication and Elementary Education. I am currently working on a Master's in Library Media.
Training and Certification
Class B Highly Qualified
Certified Prodigy Advocate, EPIC! Certified Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador
AVID, ARI, AMSTI, Lee v Macon, Depth of Knowledge, Project Based Learning,Being a Writer, Student Engagement and Empowerment, Child Abuse Mandated Reporters, Phonics, Multisensory, iNOW, Odyssey, GoMath, Summarizing, and Graphic Organizers
A Little More About Mr. Priest
I am getting married this summer to Sabrina Kirkland. I was voted Fox54's Valley Top Teacher in November 2020. I enjoy playing/watching sports. I love football and basketball (WAR EAGLE, GO SAINTS, GO SPURS GO!) I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. I wanted to be the teacher in school that I always needed. I love seeing my students perform in and out of the classroom.