About The Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
UAB, 1998 Bachelor of Science Major: Special Education; specialized in Specific Learning Disabilities (P-12) Outstanding Undergraduate Award, School of Education UAB, 2009 Master of Arts Major: Collaborative Education (6-12) Outstanding Graduate Award, School of Education Areas of Teacher Certification: Biology (6-12) Language Arts (6-12) Middle School Mathematics (4-8) Middle School Language Arts (4-8) Middle School Social Science (4-8) Special Education (Preschool - 12th)
Mrs. Debbie Roberts - English Teacher
I have been married for 21 years and I am the mom of 3 amazing college students.
I grew up in the Pinson community and graduated from PVHS in 1993. I attended UAB and began teaching as soon as I graduated. When we found out we were going to have a baby I stepped down from teaching and was a stay at home mom for ten years.
I moved to the Springville area in 2005 and this is where my kids attended school.
My kids are Hannah (age 19), Riley (age 18) and Tyler (age 16).
I LOVE working with teenagers and I completely relate to parents because I am in the trenches with them. I am living with and raising young adults. I understand life is hectic and sometimes we all need a little grace and mercy.
My kids have played football, basketball, vollyball, soccer, been athletic trainers and participated in the band. I know how it feels to stay busy with practices and games. Experiencing this in my own life helps me to be sensitive to the struggles that my students and their parents face when it comes to stress and time management. I am also the head varsity coach for the girls soccer team so this opportunity keeps me busy too.
Trussville Junior High School, 1998
8th and 9th grade collaborative teacher
8th grade math teacher
Springville Middle School, 2009-2013
6th-8th grade collaboration / interventionist
7th grade math teacher
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009-2011
Adjunct Online Instructor, School of Education
Legal Issues in Special Education
Clay-Chalkville High School, 2014-2015
9th-12th grade interventionist / language arts sepcialist
Moody Junior High School, 2015 - 2016
7th grade science
Springville High School, 2016 - present
Freshman English and Biology
Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
I am so excited to return to the classroom in August and meet my new students and get to catch up with my former students.
Enjoy the last weeks of summer but instead of dreading school starting, Look forward to it! It is going to be a great year in Room 209.