Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Collaborative Education 6-12, Athens State University Master Degree in Collaborative Education, 6-12, University of West Alabama Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Liberty University
Mrs. Leslie Schnars
Hello! My name is Leslie Schnars, and I have lived in Athens my entire life. I LOVE my town and my school! I have been married to my husband for 22 years, and we have one daughter, Bella, who graduated from Athens High School this past May. She will be attending Mississippi State this next school year where she is majoring in Criminology. I love spending time with my family more than anything. We enjoy movies, being outdoors, swimming, and taking road trips to explore our beautiful country. I am also a HUGE football fan (WAR EAGLE!!), so fall is my favorite time of year.
I have been teaching for 14 years. I taught in Decatur City for ten years before coming home to Athens. I truly believe you should never stop learning, so I haven't!! I hold the following degrees and am currently working on my Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction:
* High School Diploma, Athens High School
* Bachelors Degree in Collaborative Education 6-12, Athens State University
* Master Degree in Collaborative Education, 6-12, University of West Alabama
*Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Liberty University
*Math Certified, Praxis Exam
I am currently the 7th and 8th grade co-teacher for math where I work closely with my counterparts to develop lessons to meet the learning styles and needs of all learners. I am also the Special Education Department Head and love working with students with learning challenges. I believe all children can learn if we can only find the way that makes sense to them. This year, I have the privilege of being the sponsor for the AMS Eaglette Color Guard along side our band director Roy Adams. This group will get to perform with the AMS band at football games, pep rallies, and in parades. I am truly blessed to work at this amazing school and am looking forward to an awesome year!!!