Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6613 ext. 8100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Learning Disabilities K-12

Mrs. Canna Ricketts

    My name is Canna Ricketts and I am entering my 35th year as a teacher at Athens High School. This is an expecially exciting time for Athens City Schools as we have entered and begun classes our new high school. When I was an Athens High School freshman in 1974 we, too,  anxiously entered  our "new school", the present Athens Middle School. That same feeling of excitment is very present at AHS today. The tradition of excellence and education is what makes our system so special. I graduated from Athens High School in 1977 and from Athens State University in 1981. Following my graduation from college I worked in the office of special education for two years before returning to AHS as a Special Education teacher. I hope that I can make a difference in the lives of the children I teach by supporting them with encouragement, kindness and patience as they struggle with academic and behavior issues.

     My husband, Randy, and I have three grown children, (all AHS graduates!!) and two wonderful grandchildren, (future Golden Eagles!!). In addtion to teaching, I am the organist at First United Methodist Church and an accompanist for the Heritage Children's Chorale.

     I love spending time with my family, working in my yard, teaching swimming lessons and Auburn football.