Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6613 ext. 8301


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Teaching in English Language Arts, University of West Alabama Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and English Language Arts, University of North Alabama AP Language and Composition Certified Laying the Foundations Certified

Ms. Lesley Carter


It’s time for a new school year at Athens High School, and I am so excited for our upcoming school year! My name is Lesley Carter, and I teach 10th and 11th grade English (honors, grade level, and Advance Placement Language and Composition.) 

I graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence with a Bachelor of Science degree in English Language Arts and Secondary Education. During undergrad, I was a bit obsessed with my school, so I was very involved in a variety of clubs and organizations. Roar Lions! I also still have many friends and ties to the area, so I visit whenever I can. I also completed my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of West Alabama in the spring of 2018. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. 

I am from Madison, AL, where I graduated from Sparkman High School. When I am not teaching and have the time, I enjoy reading, completing word puzzles, and baking. I have been teaching at AHS since August of 2015.

It is my goal to make learning a positive experience for all students. I also believe that all students can learn and deserve the ability to learn in an environment that encourages them to succeed and equips them with tools for success. I want to see all of my students succeed; therefore, I would like us all to work together to ensure that every student is prepared for the next step in life. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of my students, and I hope we all have a great school year together! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or email me.