Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Allison Miles

     Hello, my name is Allison Miles, and I am the sixth grade science teacher at Charles R.  Drew Middle School. I have twenty-seven years of teaching experience, the last eleven have been in the Talladega County School System. 

    I absolutely love science, especially the hands-on learning that is part of the curriculum.  This inquiry-based learning allows students to attach a concrete experience to an abstract science concept which allows for better understanding.  In my opinion, science rocks!  

    As an AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) science teacher and trainer, I am able to provide my students with a rigorous curriculum that is hands-on and inquiry-based.  The students in my class learn by “doing.” I am also a NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) science trainer, and I am NMSI (National Math and Science Initiative) trained. 

     My favorite thing about my childhood was going to summer camp at YMCA Camp Cosby in Alpine, Alabama, and later working there as a counselor.  At camp I developed a love of the outdoors and the desire to teach. Once graduating from Homewood High School, I attended the University of Alabama.  There I majored in education and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. 

     Currently, I live in Talladega with my husband, Steven, and my son, Dylan.  Dylan is a student at Lincoln High School. My daughter, Emma, is a student at the University of Montevallo and lives on campus.  My husband is the administrator of The Opportunity Center in Anniston.

    When I am not working I spend most of my time running.  Running is my other love.  Long distance, endurance races are my specialty.  My motto is “The farther, the better.” Working as the Cross Country coach at Lincoln High School for the past four years has allowed me to encourage the next generation of runners in our community.    Other hobbies that I have are hiking, camping, kayaking, “junkin,”and reading.