Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233.6630


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Alabama Public Communication Elementary Education

Mr. Will Priest

Hello! Welcome to 4th grade!

About Me

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.