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Mrs. Meg Agostinelli

Elementary School/Middle School/High School

Art

B.S. in History/Art Education 7th-12th Grades

Mississippi University for Women

Delta State University

University of Mississippi

Mississippi State University

 

Homecoming/Favorite Show/Elementary Christmas Program/MAIS Elementary Art Contest/Juke Joint Art Contest

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Art is one of the most creative outlets for self expression. I believe everyone has artistic creativeness. When I teach art, I am sharing my art experiences with others. When students draw, design, and paint, I give individual instruction in techniques and help them to see and understand values, color, perspective, and design. I encourage individual creativity, and I hope that my students will be able to take what they have learned and continue to develop their own unique creative talents.

 

 

Georgia

Mrs. Georgia Antici

Elementary School

K-5 Teacher

BS in Education

Delta State University

Mississippi Delta Community College

Atlanta School of Design

Elementary Cooking Club Sponsor

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I believe that children learn in many different ways and at different stages in their young lives. I think most children learn better through fun and interesting activities. A child's emotional well being is especially important for them to enjoy learning. I try to let each child I teach know how special he or she is and that they are all loved. I want them to feel very secure with themselves and in my classroom.

 

 

Camille_B Mrs. Camille Brown

Middle School

Reading/Writing Workshop

Study Skills

B.B.A. in Marketing

Summer Institute, Writing in Content Areas

Delta State University

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My vision of teaching at Lee Academy coincides with Lee Academy's mission statement which says we must "Build bridges to each student's future by nurturing the growth of the student with regard to individual needs and abilities in an atmosphere of warmth and caring." Working with the students gives me the ability to help them accomplish the skills they will need in the future. I will encourage the students to be lifelong readers and writers because these are two very important areas in our society. Also, teaching students self-discipline and respect for others is very important.

 

 

Josie

 

Ms. Josie Brown

Elementary School

After School Care Aide

 

Margaret

 

Ms. Margaret Brown

Elementary School

After School Care Director/K3 Preschool Aide

 

 

ann

Mrs. Ann Dixon

Middle School/High School Librarian

Bachelor of Arts in Library Science

Master's Degree in Library Science

Mississippi University for Women

University of Mississippi

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Since I love, love, love reading, my main objective is to develop a love of books in students so that they will become lifelong readers. Students should be able to think rationally and creatively; solve problems, and access, evaluate, and manage information.

 

Gail 

Mrs. Gail Dixon

High School

Accounting

BSE

Henderson State University

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I believe that Business Education is an integral part of the general education of every person and plays a necessary role in the modern-day career education trend. As a business educator, I feel a responsibility to prepare my students to be intelligent consumers with an understanding of the American economic system.

I am also aware that the students need a variety of skills and knowledge necessary for entering the world of work, as well as character-building traits and attitudes essential for future living.

 

 

bobby

Mr. Robert Eavenson

High School

Resource Teacher and Guidance Activities

B.A.E.

M.E.

Certification in English and Guidance

University of Mississippi

National Honor Society Sponsor/Jr. High Football Assistant

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As a teacher my goal is to help students learn information and develop skills that will help them reach their potential.

 

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Mrs. Laurie Ann Evans

Middle School

7th Grade Mississippi History/Civics/8th Grade American History

Builder's Club Sponsor

B.A. in Psychology/minor in History

Belhaven College

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I love to help students grasp the past, as it determines the future. The critic Allen Tate coined the phrase, "the past in the present" to describe Mississippi Literature-Faulkner, Welty, Foote and other notable Mississippi authors. My goal in teaching is to bring the "past to the present" for each student and to make history relevant. I feel that history is one of the most exciting subjects to teach and that every student has the right to learn and the ability to learn. I realize we don't all learn the same, so I try to present history in different ways, attempting to address the needs of my students. It is so exciting to see a student suddenly understand or to learn the answer. That is my reward!

 

 

 

Ms. Gene Arthur Hopkins

Elementary School/Middle School Rotation/High School

Music/Drama/Show Choir

B.A. Communications/Drama

Certification:  English 7-12

Performing Arts K-12

Music K-12

Drama K-12

 University of Miami,   Delta State,   Memphis State University

 

Music, theatre, and dance all share a unique quality: they provide both academic and social building blocks which help develop the whole person physically, intellectually, and emotionally. They encourage language and communication skills, critical skills like self-discipline, teamwork, time-management, and problem-solving skills. Most of all they facilitate the development of creativity and self-expression which allows students to develop their own individuality and self-worth in a positive setting.

I believe that every child is a special gift with unique and special gifts to offer. My responsibility, and my utmost desire, is to help sutdents gain the skills they need to become lifelong learners who appreciate and value the arts. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching students realize talents and abilities they may have never otherwise discovered. If I can inspire my students to pursue their interests and be excited about learning, then I have not only done my job. I consider that success. My classroom will always be built around my students and designed to provide an environment where they can become the best they can be through the use of music, drama, and dance.

There is so much talent here at Lee Academy! I consider it a true privilege to help develop some of that raw talent in our youth, and at the same time, give back some of the gifts I have been given.

 

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Mrs. Mary Ann Ferri

Elementary School

K-5 Assistant

 

Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon

Elementary School/High School

Spanish

B.A. in History

B.A. in Spanish

University of Texas Pan American

Delta State University

Texas State Technical College

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kim

Mrs. Kim Haley

Elementary School

3rd Grade Teacher

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Delta State University

Columbus Community College, Columbus, Georgia

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I believe that teaching is a divine calling. I feel that it is my responsibility to create a learning environment which is God-conscious. By doing that, I believe that one encourages children to focus on achievement instead of failure. Teaching academically is merely a touch of the learning process that occurs in the classroom. It is my goal to provide an environment that promotes creativity and an increase in knowledge. Finally, it is also important to me that each and every child increase in his or her knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Kathy 

 Mrs. Kathy Goss

Elementary School

5th Grade Teacher

BSE K-8

Delta State University

Elementary Tennis Club Sponsor

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My teaching philosophy involves treating each child as a unique individual. Every students has his or her own talents and gifts. I feel that as a teacher it is my responsibility to promote growth and learning in all areas. I try to teach each child the way I would want my own child to be taught. A student must feel loved and valued to work to his or her potential.

Our fifth graders are the "seniors" of the elementary school. They have a responsibility to set a good example for the younger children. We lead Chapel and become Book Buddies for first grade. This teaches the fifth graders the value of responsibility and service to others.

 

darba

Mrs. Darba Holcomb

High School

11th Grade American History/ 11th Grade American Government/12th Grade Global Studies

B.S. History

Mississippi University for Women

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Education is a life long venture, for it we stop learning we cease to progress as a people. History is the story of where we came from and can give us a sense of what we need to do to improve our future. If we do not look to our past and learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them. In our country the citizens are the source of our power. We must be educated as to how our system of government works and our role in society.

In American History we get the big picture of the progress of the American people as we move through time. In American Government we learn what the founding fathers intended when they set up our system of a democratic-republican form of government. We examine how over the years, our government has been altered by our courts and our Congress. In Global Studies we study the countries that make up the world community. Because we live in a global society, we must have knowledge of the culture of other nations in order to be successful in dealing with them.

 

 John

Mr. John Holcombe

High School

World Geography

Bachelor's in Health & Physical Education

Endorsement in Social Studies

Delta State University

Football/Head Baseball Coach

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Jerrie

 

Ms. Jerrie Horton

Elementary School

After School Care Aide

 

Diane

 

Mrs. Diane Hudson

Elementary School

K-3 and 1st Grade Assistant

 

Jimmy

Dr. Jimmy Humber

High School

Physics

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Mississippi State University

Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry

 

 Beth

Mrs. Beth Johnson

Elementary School

K-3 Teacher

Early Education Degree

Education Degree (K-8)

University of Mississippi

Delta State University

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I believe in introducing my 3's to a learning environment in a fun inviting way. Social and emotional development are my main focus with an emphasis on academic areas also. The K-3 program is semi-structured with time allowed for interaction with peers and independent activities. My goal is "to make each child feel secure and loved in an environment that promotes learning. If a child leaves my classroom self-confident and exhibiting a desire and love for learning, then I consider my year to be a successful one."

 

Virginia

Mrs. Virginia Keenum

Middle School

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science

Bachelor of Education - K-3, 4-8

Certificates: Reading, Social Science 9-12, Special Ed.

Mississippi Delta Jr. College

Delta State University

Builders Club Sponsor

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Helping a child reach his or her highest potential is extremely important. A teacher should always challenge each student to try always to do his or her very best. Students, as well as teachers, can learn something from each person they meet. I hope that I can help instill in my students the desire to wonder about things and, hopefully, to put a little spark in their curiosity about the wonders of our Earth.

Each student should be recognized as someone special with gifts that he or she can share.

 

Sharon

Mrs. Sharon Mitchell

Elementary

1st Grade Teacher

B.S. in Education

Mississippi Delta Community College

Delta State University

University of Southern Mississippi

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As a classroom teacher, I believe that learning is a two-way street and that students, as well as teachers, should constantly be learning. The classroom should provide a positive environment which promotes a love for learning. Lastly, I believe that classroom management is essential to the learning process. I try my best to provide my students with a classroom that is fun, structured, challenging and loving."

 

 

Meg

Mrs. Meg Murphey

Middle School

7th and 8th Grade English

Bachelor of Arts

Mississippi State University

Favorite Show Sponsor

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I always try to "be there" for my middle school students because they face so many changes and problems in their lives. I try to have an open ear and an open heart to help them deal with their problems. I believe that having a good relationship with my students encourages them to work hard and achieve their goals. I feel that each student is different, so I try to find a special way to relate to each one. I feel that teaching "in the middle" is rewarding not only for the student but also for the teacher. Being able to reach just one child is gratifying to a teacher, but being able to reach an entire class is truly an accomplishment.

 

sheree 

Mrs. Sheree Noland

High School

10th Grade Biology II/11th Grade Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology

Certification in Biology and Chemistry

Delta State University

Key Club Sponsor

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My philosophy is to strive each day to instill in every student a love of learning. I will strive to make science class a place where not only facts are learned, but also a place where fun, interesting, hands-on activities aid in retention of those facts.

While creating an intensive learning environment in the classroom, I will also strive to create an atmosphere of respect, love, and kindness where positive attitudes are shown and rewarded.

I will strive to teach each student as I would want my own children taught, and as such will recognize that each child learns in different ways and will build my lessons based on strengths and weaknesses of each child. I will strive to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of each child and to always conduct my classroom in a fair, respectful, kind, and loving way.

 

Wendy

Mrs. Wendy Ray

Elementary School

K-4 Teacher/5th Grade Assistant

Delta State University

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The purpose of the K-4 program is to help prepare a child for his/her time in elementary school. I have to understand that this age learns best through play. A typical day, therefore, involves painting, cutting and pasting. It involves getting messy and enjoying every minute of it. We cannot expect this age child to sit still for any length of time. They need to be busy throughout the school day. I believe in creative games that keep little ones interested and busy while they learn. My main goal in teaching K-4 is to expose the children to math, reading, and writing while helping them to grow socially, intellectually and emotionally. With a little effort, through games, songs and play, I feel I can accomplish my goals.

 

Mrs. Fran Ross

Middle School

6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies/Bible

Bachelors of Education

Elementary with a concentration in 4-8

University of Mississippi

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My philosophy of teaching is based on the belief that every student is a child of God and has unique talents and gifts. My job, as a teacher, is to seek to bring out those God-given qualities by creating a safe, non-threatening, happy classroom environment. It is also my job to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth and success. I believe each child should be treated with respect and dignity. I use reading journals to establish a personal relationship with each student. I also provide many situations for individual conversations with me. Oh, did I mention a sense of humor? I try to bring mine to school every single day!

 

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Mr. Jim Schnadelbach

Middle School Computer

Bachelor of Science in Education

Mississippi College

 

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Mrs. Melanie Schnadelbach

Computer

High School/Middle School/Elementary/Web Page Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Education

Master of Arts

Auburn University

Scarritt College

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My hope is that each student will leave with a basic knowledge of computer applications and good keyboarding skills. Computer skills are becoming mandatory in most work places. Keyboarding is the way of the future from inputting information to the simple typing of a business letter. I want to introduce and familiarize our students with many basic skills beginning with basic computer parts in the Elementary School, keyboarding in the Middle School and moving to applications such as publishing, database spreadsheets, and presentations in the High School. Giving our students a solid computer foundation enables them to continue building these computer skills as they move to higher education and into the work force. I look forward to helping them along the way to a more computerized future.

 

kay

Mrs. Kay Seymore

High School

9th Grade English/10th Grade World History

B.S. in Education

Masters in Education

Certification:   Secondary English

Secondary History

Elementary Administration

Middle School Administration

                                                                                High School Administration

                                                                                K-4 Grades, 5-8 Grades

                                                                                 Delta State University

                                                                                 Yearbook Sponsor

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Educational philosophies can be very broad in scope, but I prefer to approach the topic with a much narrower viewpoint-that of a teacher of English and history.

            To revise a phrase from the real estate industry, the three most important aspects of teaching are preparation, preparation, and preparation. Careful, thoughtful preparation is necessary from all standpoints. Each separate course should have an overall plan with goals, objectives, methods, and resources planned in detail. Daily lesson plans should also be developed in great detail. Although occasionally the need arises for altering plans, each period should be mapped out before hand so that class time is always productive.

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marcia

 

Mrs. Marcia Stillions

Elementary Resource/Algebra I

 

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Mrs. Beverly Thomas

High School

Algebra II/Algebra III/Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus/Calculus

B.S. in Mathematics

Mississippi University for Women

Delta State University

Senior Sponsor

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Vida

Mrs. Vida Townsend

Elementary School

Librarian

BSE in Social Science 7-12th

MSE major in Instructional Media

Delta State University

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

Elementary Home Ec Club Sponsor

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I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in the third grade. My main goal is to convince my students that reading is a necessary tool for learning and one of the most wonderful habits to acquire. Every student can learn and it is up to me to figure out how to present the material using the library and the various types of literature so that each student will find something that will appeal to him or her. Many times the library is a "springboard" to discussing or finding new information about another subject. I have learned to be very flexible and to try to go where the students and their ideas want to go. I guess if I had to sum up my philosophy, it would be to be prepared, be flexible, and to be ready to teach as well as learn from my students because I learn something new from them every day!

 

 

Charlotte

Mrs. Charlotte Wagner

Elementary School

Second Grade Teacher

Masters of Education K-8

Delta State University

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I believe that teaching is a gift from God allowing me to help my children grow and learn. I want to provide an environment that meets each child's educational, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. I strive to stimulate the students, encourage self-confidence and inspire creativity.

 

Tina

Ms. Tina Wilbanks

High School

English/Speech

BSE in English

Mississippi Delta Jr. College

Delta State University

Jr.High Girls Basketball Assistant/Newspaper Sponsor

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 Lee Academy, a college preparatory school, provides an educational environment of excellence with high academic and behavioral standards. The vision of Lee Academy is to build the bridge to each student's future by nurturing the growth of the student with regard to individual needs and abilities in an atmosphere of warmth and caring and to develop strong character in each student by teaching principles of self-discipline, respect for authority, patriotism, a love of learning and reverence for God.

Lee Academy believes that the overall purpose of education is to develop students physically, intellectually, morally, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. We believe it is the responsibility of the school to guide, discipline, counsel, and instruct students so that their capabilities and interests develop to an optimum degree in order for them to take their places in society as responsible adult citizens. The student also shares in the responsibility for his education by his participation, cooperation, involvement, and hard work.

The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredit Lee Academy. Lee offers K-3 through the 12th grade and welcomes students currently from Coahoma, Tunica, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, and Bolívar counties.

We welcome you to Lee Academy and invite you to become a member of our family.

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Headmaster

 

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As you can see we have completely redesigned our website.   Our new site allows us complete control to add new content at anytime and from any computer.

Some of the new features include photo galleries for student activites and events, as well as, photo galleries for all sports.  We invite parents and students to send us your digital images of Lee Academy events.  We do require that all images have a descriptive name, i.e "JH boys track 21" and that you resize your images to a maximum 640 pixels wide.  Images should be emailed to schnadm56@att.net .

Another feature is two online calendars, one for academic events and the other for sports.  These calendars allow you to subscribe to one or both and choose to be notified of events by email, text message or both.  Email notification will be sent 24 hours prior and text messages 1 hour prior to the event.

The map to the school has also been updated and allows visitors to easily map their drive to Lee Academy.

We encourage our alumni to sign up for our special email message list by going to the ALUMNI section, click on REGISTER FOR EMAIL MESSAGES and fill-out the form.  You will not be flooded with email but periodically we will send mesages about important events or activities at Lee Academy.

Another feature that is available is LIVE Internet broadcasts.  We now have the ability to broadcast over the Internet virtually every school event, both at home and away.  All that is required is an inexpensive camera, a laptop, an Internet connection and a volunteer.   Events that are broadcast LIVE are immediately archived on the server and available for playback at anytime from any computer and in some cases your Smartphone.  This can be a great fundraiser with real value to the sponsors.

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