Meet the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

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 absolutely delighted to join the FAME family. 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. Last year, I served as a reading interventionist for kindergarten and first grade. 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 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 enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing local cuisine (big foodies!). We love being outdoors, spending time with family, and Alabama football. Roll Tide! Tuscaloosa will always have a place in my heart, but I am beyond excited to be back home. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to teach at FAME Academy. I look forward to meeting my sweet kindergartners and watching their young minds grow!