All About the Library

  • Obviously, our passion is reading and learning about our amazing world.  Book trailers and author connections are just a few ways we connect with the reading world!



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Meet the Media Specialist

Phone: 256.230.2880


Degrees and Certifications:

* Ed.S. (AA Certification) Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University * Master's Degree, Library Media, University of West Alabama * Master's Degree, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Alabama A&M University * Bachelor's Degree, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Athens State University

Mrs. Dana Pressnell

Well, hello there!  I am Mrs. Pressnell, the library media specialist at Athens Intermediate School. What would I tell you about myself if we met on the street as newfound friends?  

I am a lifelong resident of Limestone County, and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have three beautiful children (plus an awesome daughter-in-law) and one adorable long-hair Chihuahua named Herschel Wallace.

I taught at Brookhill Elementary for five years, then stayed home to be a mommy for 16 years. I was hired at Athens Intermediate School as librarian in 2014. I worship at Church of the Highlands and love contemporary praise and worship!

Some of my favorite things to do include: cooking and baking, gardening (plants and flowers), running 5k races, hiking, and biking.

I love to babysit our rescue grand-dogs, Olive Garden Pressnell ("Ollie" is a tri-paw, brown pit bull mix who loves to give sloppy kisses) and Indigo Anna Pressnell ("Indi" is a blonde, lab mix who sits on the couch like a person and watches National Geographic on TV).

I am a cheerleader for reading and known as the crazy library lady! Also....ROLL TIDE!