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BA in Elementary Education/University of Alabama MA in Library Media/University of West Alabama Ed. S in Teacher Leader/University of West Alabama National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy

Kasey Starnes

Hi! My name is Kasey Starnes. I am originally from Rogersville and graduated from Lauderdale County High School in 2004. I moved to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama and earned a bachelor's in Elementary Education. I began my career teaching art in the Tuscaloosa County School System. After teaching art for one year, I spent the next nine years teaching first grade. My final year with TCSS, I served as a reading interventionist for kindergarten and first grade. This will be my third year teaching kindergarten at FAME Academy. I have a Master's from the University of West Alabama in Library Media and an Education Specialist degree in Teacher Leader. I am Nationally Board Certified in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy. I am currently pursuing my Instructional Leadership certificate and am projected to finish fall of 2022.  I am very passionate about teaching and continuously seek opportunities to grow as an educator. 


I married my husband, Kyle, in 2018. He is a realtor for Keller Williams. We have a one-year old, Sadie, who keeps us on our toes! We enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing local cuisine (big foodies!). We love being outdoors, spending time with family, and Alabama football. Roll Tide! I look forward to meeting my sweet kindergartners and watching their young minds grow!