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Dr. Acocelli

Administration - Assistant Principal

Hello Wildcats! This is will be my 8th year working for The Schools of McKeel Academy. A couple of things to share: -I have a firm belief that ALL students can excel with the proper...

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Mrs. Aponte-Rogers

Kindergarten Team

Welcome to Kindergarten!       Our class name is the Brown Bears and our motto is to Always Do Our Best!  Teaching kindergarten for the past 19 years has helped me...

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Mrs. J. Baker

6th Grade Team

Welcome rock star 6th graders! I am super excited to start my first year at South McKeel teaching Language Arts and Social Studies.  I received my degree from Florida Southern College....

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Mrs. S. Baker

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am Mrs. Baker. This is my 3rd year at South Mckeel, and I am so excited to be part of such a great school! I graduated from the University of South Florida's...

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Mrs. Benson

Administration - Principal

South McKeel Academy is an exciting place to be.  Our students, parents and teachers work together to create an inviting, encouraging and innovative place to learn for all of our...

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Mrs. Birge

4th Grade Team

Welcome to 4th grade!! This is my 8th year teaching 4th grade at South McKeel. Prior to it's opening, I was at McKeel Elementary where I also taught 4th grade. I graduated from Florida...

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Mr. Bohnenstiehl

5th Grade Team

Welcome to Fifth Grade! It is such an honor and privilege to be teaching here at South McKeel Academy! I am originally from Illinois and I graduated from Southern Illinois University with...

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Mrs. Bowden

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Para

Hello! This is my fourth year at South Mckeel Academy. I am very excited to be a part of the preschool team. I love working with children and I am looking forward to a great year.

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Ms. Boyd

Paraprofessionals

Ms. Boyd graduated from the Florida State University with both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Science.  After substitute teaching here at South McKeel Academy,...

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Coach Bradley

Specialists - PE Coach (K-4)

Hey Wildcats!   I have been a physical education teacher for eight years.  I love teaching PE... it's not my job; it's my passion. I  graduated from  USF.....Go...

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Mrs. Butler

1st Grade Team

  Welcome to my first graders!  With 19 years of classroom teaching experience in Polk County, I am thrilled to begin another year of igniting young learners who develop a love...

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Mrs. Byrd

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to Second Grade at South McKeel Academy!  I'm excited to say that I've been at SMA since it opened after teaching at other schools in the county for a number of years....

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Mrs. Case

2nd Grade Team

Welcome Case's Campers!  I am so proud to be a part of the McKeel family!  This will be my 8th year at South McKeel Academy, and my 13th year teaching 2nd grade.  I...

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Mrs. Clark

1st Grade Team

Welcome to 1st grade!!!   I am Mrs. Clark, and this is my first year at South McKeel Academy.  I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Early...

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Mr. Claxton

Support Staff

Hello! I am very happy to be a part of the SMA team! I am currently a student at Florida Southern College and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I look forward to a great year...

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Ms. Collins

Paraprofessionals

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Mrs. Conner

1st Grade Team

Welcome to first grade! I am excited to begin another year of teaching at South McKeel Academy. This year I will be assisting in carrying on the tradition of South McKeel's very own news...

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Mrs. Czerkiewicz or Mrs. C.

Paraprofessionals - Media Para (K-4)

Hello Wildcats!  This is my 6th year at South Mckeel.  I have an AS degree in Floriculture.  My hobbies include reading, crafts, camping and travel!  The media center is...

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Mrs. Dippold

4th Grade Team

I am excited to be part of the Wildcat Team! This is my third year teaching at South Mckeel but I am not a stranger to the Mckeel Schools. Both of my daughters are Mckeel teachers, Michelle...

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Ms. Drawdy

3rd Grade Team

   What a blessing it is to be a part of the SMA team!!! This is my fourth year teaching here and we are off to another great year!  After graduating...

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Mrs. Dunsford

Specialists - Reading

Welcome to StarBooks Reading Club! Grab a comfy chair and a great book. I am the Academic Growth Coordinator and Reading Coach for South Mckeel Academy.  My goal is to...

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Miss Eiland

6th Grade Team

Hello Wildcats! My name is Miss Eiland and I am a 6th grade Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at South Mckeel Academy. I attended college at Palm Beach Atlantic University and have had a...

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Mrs. Ellis

3rd Grade Team

I am so excited to be a part of the staff here at South McKeel. I graduated from University of South Florida. This is my 10th year teaching 3rd grade. I consider myself very blessed because I get...

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Mrs. Ellison

Kindergarten Team

Welcome Kindergarteners! I am so happy that you are here! My name is Mrs. Ellison and this is my fourteenth year teaching in Polk County and my fourth year teaching at SMA.  I...

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Mrs. Fagan

Paraprofessionals

Hello Wildcats! I consider it an honor to be a part of the SMA family and to assist the AMAZING kindergarten team as their Paraprofessional. Everyday is something new and exciting with your...

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Mr. Flynn

7th Grade Team

Hello, and welcome to 7th grade math. I am Brendan Flynn and I have joined the South McKeel family after teaching 8th grade math for the past 2 1/2 years at Daniel Jenkins Academy in Haines City....

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Mrs. Franklin

7th Grade Team

Go Wildcats!  This is my 5th year teaching 7th grade, and I have been with South McKeel since it opened in 2006.  I earned my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees...

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Ms. Futch

1st Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!  I'm so excited to be part of the McKeel Family!  I graduated from The University of South Florida.This is my 8th year teaching here at South McKeel Academy...

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Mrs. Gentry

Office - Terminal Operator

Welcome Wildcats! My name is Mrs. Gentry and I am the Terminal Operator for South McKeel Academy.  This is my third year at South McKeel but worked for McKeel a few years ago and am...

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Mrs. Georgevich

6th Grade Team

Originally from Ohio, I am a graduate of The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!).  This is my 12th year teaching 6th grade, and my 5th year at South McKeel.  I am very honored to be...

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Mrs. Hall

2nd Grade Team

Hello Wildcats!  My name is Janine Hall. I graduated from Florida Southern College. I have been teaching in Polk County for over 15 years, and have enjoyed my last seven years at...

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Ms. Hamlin

5th Grade Team

Hi Wildcats! I am happy to say that this is my fifth year teaching at South McKeel.  I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1996 and my Master's Degree in...

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Mrs. Sharon Harper

Paraprofessionals - Para (K-4)

This is my second year at SMA. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in Child Development and an M.S. degree in Human Ecology/Early Childhood Development. I hold a...

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Mrs. Hasenmeier

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Pre~K kids ROCK! I am so honored and proud to be a preschool teacher at South McKeel.  My class this year (my first year) is AMAZING!  I love children and I'm looking forward...

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Ms. Hatten

6th Grade Team

Welcome back WILDCATS!   I am looking forward to my ninth year in education and my fifth year as a 6th grade teacher at South McKeel Academy.  I hold both a Bachelors degree and...

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Miss Hoover

Kindergarten Team

Welcome! This is my ninth year teaching kindergarten and I've been fortunate enough to be with South McKeel since our first year. I truly love teaching kindergarten and I am...

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Mrs. Howard

6th Grade Team

My Name is Leslie Howard and I am teaching Science and Math for the 6th grade Howard and Stanley team.  We do lots of creative hands-on projects in both Math and Science.  I try to make...

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Mrs. Hulin

Specialists - Music Teacher

Hello! I'm enjoying my fourth year at South McKeel. I am very grateful for the opportunity to teach your children and to share my love of music with them. I strive to build self-esteem in...

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Mrs. Jones

4th Grade Team

I am so excited to begin my second year at SMA! I have a BS in Elementary Education (K-6 with ESOL) and a M.Ed., both from Florida Southern College.  I began my career with...

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Ms. Kelly

3rd Grade Team

This is my 8th year teaching, and fifth year with South McKeel Academy. I received a Bachelors Degree in Business from Southeastern University and completed my education course requirements at...

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Mrs. Kincart

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to 2nd Grade!  I grew up in Ontario, Canada, but have spent the last 12 years in Ohio and Florida.  I graduated from Southeastern University, and spent 1.5 years at Kingsford...

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Mrs. Legg

3rd Grade Team

I have been teaching for fourteen years; my certification is in elementary education,  K through 6th grades. I also have a degree in psychology. In Michigan and Indiana, I taught and...

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Mrs. Holly Logue

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Para

Hello! This is my ninth year with McKeel schools and my second year in the preschool. I graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Psychology. I feel very blessed to be working...

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Mrs. Lund

7th Grade Team

Hi 7th grade Wildcats! I look forward to my fifth year here at SMA teaching 7th grade Social Studies, Art and Aviation. I earned my B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies in...

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Mrs. Maready

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to Second Grade! I hope everyone has had a restful summer and is excited to come back to school. ! This is my 8th year of teaching here at South Mckeel. I have taught for the...

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Mrs. Marrero

6th Grade Team

Hey Wildcats!  Teaching is my passion and I am so blessed to be able to work at such an amazing school, with such awesome students!  I am a Southeastern University Alumni,...

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Mrs. McKenzie

4th Grade Team

This is my second year at South McKeel! I am extremely excited to begin the 2013-2014 school year. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.  I also have a Master of Science in...

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Mrs. Meche

Specialists - Music Teacher

Welcome to Music at South McKeel Academy! This is my 8th year teaching music at SMA to Kindergarten through fifth grade students and my 5th year working with our middle school students. My goal...

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Mrs. Miller

Office - Middle School Advisor

Welcome to SMA! Please contact me if you need help with or have questions about school.

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Mr. Muir

7th Grade Team

I'm Mr. Muir and I'm excited to start a new journey here at South McKeel Academy! I have enjoyed teaching middle school science for 7 years now as well as working as a part-time animal...

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Mrs. Nakamura

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!  This is my fifth year teaching at South McKeel and it is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful family of teachers, staff and students! After graduating...

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Mrs. Nations

4th Grade Team

I'm excited about teaching 4th grade this year!  This is my fourth year with McKeel and my 18th year of teaching.  I earned my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from...

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Mrs. Nelson

3rd Grade Team

Welcome to 3rd grade!  I graduated from Wheaton College in Chicago (go Cubs!) with a B.A. in Elementary Education.  This will be my fifth year teaching 3rd grade at...

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Mrs. O'Steen

Kindergarten Team

Hello!  My name is Mrs. O'steen, and I am very excited to join South McKeel Academy this year!  I graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in...

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Mrs. Kelly Oglialoro

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Hello!  Welcome to South McKeel Academy Preschool.  I graduated from Florida Southern College in 2005 with a degree in PreK/Primary Education.  In 2008, I obtained my...

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Miss Paladino

Kindergarten Team

Hello and Welcome Wildcats! My name is Emily Paladino and I am a graduate from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education  and a Masters degree in...

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Mrs. Pandolfi

Office - Principal's Secretary

Hi Wildcats! My name is Sherri Pandolfi and I have been with South McKeel since 2006.  First I was parent/volunteer, then I subbed for two years, and now I am the...

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Mrs. Pell

Office

Hello Wildcats!! After serving as a Paraprofessional for the first part of the year, I am excited to start my new position in the front office.  I have a Bachelors Degree in...

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Miss Polomcean

7th Grade Team

Welcome to 7th Grade! I am Miss Polomcean and this will be my fifth year teaching 7th Grade Math here at SMA. I am looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year, I know it will be great!

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Mrs. Reuss

Paraprofessionals

As an academic para in the middle school, I am very excited about my first year here at SMA. Originally from Illinois, I earned my undergraduate degree in computer graphics from Columbia College in...

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Mrs. Robillard

Paraprofessionals - Para (K-4)

Besides being called 'Mrs. R.', students have also referred to me as 'Mrs. Boulevard' and 'Mrs. Lavallard'!  No matter what my name though, I love being the 3rd and...

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Coach Rodgers

Specialists - PE Coach (5-7)

Hey Wildcats! I'm so excited to be back for another awesome year here at SMA! This will be my second year teaching PE here at South Mckeel! I graduated from Florida Southern...

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Mrs. S. Rogers

7th Grade Team

I am a 2002 graduate from Florida Southern College.  Go Mocs!  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Sociology....

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Ms. Schumaker

4th Grade Team

Welcome to fourth grade!  I am very excited to begin my second year as a Wildcat.  I graduated  from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary...

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Mrs. Seeber

Administration - Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Seely

5th Grade Team

Hello Wildcats! I am honored to be part of a fantastic team of 5th Grade teachers this year.  I will be teaching Math and Science with my wonderful teaching partner, Ms....

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Mrs. Sellers

Administration - Director of Preschool

I am very excited to be the preschool director and guidance counselor at South McKeel Academy. I graduated from Florida Southern with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and received a...

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Mrs. Sells

5th Grade Team

Greetings fellow wildcats!  I have been in education for 21 years, and have begun my fifth year as a fifth grade teacher at South McKeel Academy.  I am a graduate of...

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Ms. Shearin

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Secretary

Hello! My name is Ms.Shannon this is my fourth year as the Preschool Secretary. I am very excited about being part of the South McKeel Academy team!!!☻ 

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Ms. Silcox

Office - Clinic LPN

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Mrs. Smith

1st Grade Team

Hello there McKeel Wildcats!!!! I am so excited about the 2013-2014 school year!  I can't believe that this will be my 10th year teaching First Grade.  Time flies...

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Mrs. Snell

Kindergarten Team

I am Michelle Snell and I am thrilled to be a kindergarten teacher here at SMA. I have been teaching for 22 years and cannot think of another career I could love more. During my career as a...

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Mr. Stanley

6th Grade Team

Welcome to Sixth Grade!   What a blessing and honor it is to be a part of the South McKeel Academy family.  After serving in the United States Air Force, I continued my journey...

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Mrs. Stiverson

3rd Grade Team

Welcome to third grade!  I can't believe I am starting my 7th year of teaching!  I have been teaching third grade all of those years and I love all of the growth I am able to...

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Coach Tamayo

Specialists - PE Coach (K-4)

Hello Wildcats!! I am looking forward to another great year in PE! This will be my 4th year teaching PE at SMA. I graduated from Warner University with a BA in Physical Education K-12...

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Mrs. Taylor

Kindergarten Team

Hi Wildcats!  I'm Mrs. Taylor and I love teaching kindergarten at South McKeel!  I am a graduate of Southeastern University with thirteen years of experience working with...

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Mrs. Tompkins

Specialists - Gifted

Welcome Back Wildcats!  This year is going to be fantastic.  I can't wait to meet all my new students and see all my returning ones.  Make sure to strap on your thinking hats...

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Mrs. Tyler

6th Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!  I am very excited to be teaching 6th grade Science and Math this year at South McKeel Academy.  I graduated from Florida Atlantic University, and this is my 7th...

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Mrs. Viers

3rd Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!!  I earned my Degree in Education from Florida Southern College.  I have taught 1st and 2nd grade, at Lake Shipp Elementary, Bartow Academy and...

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Mrs. Weeks

Office - Finance Secretary

Hi Wildcats! I am Gina Weeks and I am the Finance Secretary for South McKeel Academy.  I have been with The Schools of McKeel Academy since 2008 and have worked at McKeel Academy of...

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Mrs. White

7th Grade Team

I received my degree from the University of South Florida in Biology Education.  I've taught many sciences in both middle and high school including Life Science, Earth Science, Physical...

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Mrs. Wilbur

1st Grade Team

Hello, Wildcats! I'm Mrs. Wilbur and this is my 8th year teaching first grade at South McKeel Academy. I attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary...

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Mrs. S. Williams

Specialists - Technology

Welcome to South Mckeel's Technology Lab Website! I'm so excited to be teaching technology to students in grades k-4 and helping teachers integrate technology! I have been with...

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Ms. T. Williams

5th Grade Team

Arrrr mateys!  I'm Ms. Williams.  I am teaching 5th grade with the amazing Mrs. Seely this year!  I've been teaching for 25 years now.  I have two daughters of...

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Mrs. C. Williams

5th Grade Team

Hey Wildcats! Welcome to 5th grade! I am SO excited about joining the SMA family! I am married with 3 amazing children! Alexis is 14, Rhett is 3, and Zeek is 1. I was born and...

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Mrs. M. Williams

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Hi, Wildcats! I'm Mandy Williams and this is my fourth year at South Mckeel Academy. Our year together will be filled with learning and lots of fun! I feel so blessed to have the...

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