Athens City Schools Superintendent

Phone: 256.233.6600


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education, Athens State College M.A. Education, University of North Alabama Class A Certification in Instructional Leadership, University of North Alabama

Beth Patton


Mrs. Beth Patton has served Athens City Schools in the role of Superintendent since 2020. She is the first woman to serve as Superintendent of Athens City Schools. 

An Athens native and graduate of Athens High School, Beth Patton has been part of the Athens City Schools team as an educator since 1991. She was a  teacher for eighteen years before furthering her service as an administrator at the Board of Education central office. As Director of Student Services and Assistant Superintendent for ACS, she served as the homeless liaison and leader of learning support systems. She sees the challenges facing our students and families and considers herself blessed to have opportunities to positively impact lives. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University, a Master's degree from Alabama A&M University, and Class A Certification in Instructional Leadership from the University of North Alabama. Mrs. Patton is married and is the proud mother of adult twins who are Athens alumni. She is a member of Education Solution’s Transformative Leadership Academy and Athens Rotary Club, and serves on numerous boards including Athens City Schools Foundation (ex officio), Chamber of Commerce (ex officio), Kids & Kin, LCEDA,  Mission Athens, and United Way.


    Superintendent's Office
    Mrs. Tammie Brand
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
    (256) 233-6601