Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233.6609


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Lindsey Ballew


My name is Lindsey Ballew, and I am first-grade teacher. I graduated from Athens State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. This will be my second year teaching, and I couldn't be more honored to be at Athens Elementary! My love for our school, kids, and staff grows more each day.

I am from Ardmore, Alabama, which is where I currently live with my family. My wonderful husband Pat and I have been together for 9 years. We have the sweetest, happiest son named Noah, who will be two in December. We also have a very spoiled teacup chihuahua named Boss Man. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family and traveling.

I taught tumbling and coached cheerleading for 9 years before becoming a teacher. Doing so helped me realize that teaching was my passion. I love building relationships with students, and watching them learn and grow. My main goal is to make sure all of my students believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.