INSTITUTE 2022 PROGRAM AGENDA


ACS New Employees, Transfers and Changes

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THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • Thank you to our community partners. Be sure to stop by and visit them in the lobby of the APAC!

    • North Alabama Educators Credit Union
    • University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences
    • ValuTeachers
    • LegalShield
    • The Orthopedic Center
    • AEA
    • Aflac
    • Collateral Benefits

    Special thank you to McKee and Associates for sponsoring our delicious breakfast, prepared with care by the Athens High School Child Nutrition Program.


Thank You to Our Special Guests

  • We would like to wish a warm welcome to our special guests this morning:

    City of Athens

    • Mayor Ronnie Marks
    • Councilman Chris Seibert
    • Councilwoman Dana Henry
    • Councilman James Lucas

    Representative Danny Crawford

    Dr. Wayne Reynolds, Alabama Board of Education District 8 Representative

    ACS Board of Education 

    • Beverly Malone, ACS Board President
    • Jennifer Manville, ACS Board Vice-President
    • Scott Henry, ACS Board Member
    • Shannon Hutton, ACS Board Member

    Athens City Schools Foundation Board 

    • Marcia Day, ACSF Board President
    • Leigh Ann Todd & Amy Golden, ACSF Board Members

Guest Speaker - Liz Huntley

  • Athens City Schools is proud to welcome our guest speaker, Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley, an accomplished litigation attorney, dedicated child advocate, author, and lecturer. Mrs. Huntley practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham and regularly serves as a motivational speaker for groups and organizations throughout the country. She often references her own journey as described in her published memoir titled “More Than A Bird”. An inspirational leader, Mrs. Huntley actively participates in numerous civic and professional organizations. Much of her volunteer time is dedicated to expanding high-quality Pre-K to all four-year-olds in Alabama. Mrs. Huntley is the recipient of many professional honors and awards, including membership in The National Black Lawyers–Top 100 organization, an Alabama Law Foundation Fellow, and has also been selected by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. Mrs. Huntley has received several state and national awards as well for her work with children, including the DRI National Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020 Momentum Top 5 “Women of Impact” Award, and a 2021 Alabama Women's First  Award. Mrs. Huntley serves on multiple state and national civic boards, commissions, and task forces. She earned her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she serves on the Law School Foundation Board of Governors. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and is a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Mrs. Huntley is also the president and co-founder of  The Hope Institute, an organization that helps schools build a culture of character for their students. Mrs. Huntley and her husband Tony live in Clanton, Alabama, and have three children. Learn more: www.lizhuntley.com