About The Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Graduated 1983 from Southside High School Graduated 1987 Magna Cum Laude from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Graduated with a Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education in 2000 from U of A

Mrs. Kristi McCarthy

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

From Rainbow City, Alabama. 

Parents:  James and Ruby Jo McMahan

Brother - the late Craig McMahan

Sister - Gail Long

Graduated from Southside High School in 1983.

Graduated from University of Alabama in 1987.  Received my master's degree from the University of Alabama in 2000.

Married Chris McCarthy in 2001

2 daughters, Meghan is a  Junior at UNA and runs Cross Country.  Kathleen is a Sophomore at University of Mobile and plays soccer.

Member of Life Church in Rainbow City

Teacher for 36 years.  I taught at Piedmont High School for 18 years and at Gaston School for 1 year before coming to Ashville High School in 2006. I was teacher of the year at PHS for 5 years in a row and featured in the Anniston Star for innovative classroom.

Favorite things:  My dogs, Bailey and Honey, the Beach, Bama football, Judy Garland memorabilia, Sunday afternoons with family, watching my girls play sports.



Taught at Piedmont High School from 1987 - 2005.

Taught at Gaston School from 2005-2006

Started teaching at Ashville High School 2006

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