• Keeping Athens City Schools safe, clean and running smoothly.

    The Facilities & Maintenance Department oversees the management and functions of the infrastructure of Athens City Schools. This includes overseeing 8 school district facilities totaling approximately 500,000 sq ft.

    The Facilities & Maintenance Department is divided into the following areas to make sure that everything functions within and around these facilities:

    • Construction Management: coordinates the renovation and new construction at schools throughout the community
    • Custodial: provides clean and safe schools for students and teachers
    • Facilities/Grounds: makes sure our schools and grounds are operated both efficiently and safely. This includes all buildings, warehouses, fields and stadiums.
    • Preventive Maintenance: provides scheduled maintenance to optimize building equipment to assure a healthy educational environment.

    Our Facilities & Maintenance Department works daily to ensure that all activities are kept running smoothly. This includes any and all maintenance on buildings, equipment and grounds.

    Our Custodial Department works diligently to maintain excellent standards and provide a clean and safe learning environment for students and staff.

Transportation & Maintenance Supervisor

Phone: 256.233.6637


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alabama, 1977 M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University, 1978 Ed.S Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University, 1985

Mr. Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop has been a part of the Athens City Schools team for the past 10 years. After retiring from Tennessee with 31 years experience as a teacher, coach and administrator, he was hired as principal at Athens Middle School. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Masters of Education from Middle Tennessee State University, and an Educational Specialist Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

He is the proud father of three children, three grandchildren, and is expecting another new grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and supporting the University of Alabama athletics.