Our teachers’ comments:

Love to teach & know the students on one to one basis
They push students to improve as students and leaders
Challenge participation in ACT at multiple grade levels
Encourage students to participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities
Develop students into responsible adults with high moral values
Foster teamwork, leadership and the desire to succeed
We have lower student-to-teacher ratio than other schools

Administration

Hugh Fountain

Headmaster, Athletic Director & Head Football Coach

AISA Experience: 6 years
Total Teaching Experience: 35 years
College Degree: B.S. in Education (Physical Education K-12).
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Athletic Director for Escambia Academy
Special Recognition: 
2014 AISA Coach Of The Year (AAA)
2007 AHSAA Coach Of The Year 5-A
Winningest Coach in History of Charles Henderson (Troy)
Member of 1984 Division II NCAA National Champions Troy University
Team Captain 1983 Marion Military Institute

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: hugh.fountain@eacougar.com

David Walker

Assistant Headmaster & Coach

AISA Experience: 42 years
Total Teaching Experience: 45 years
College Degree: BS Troy State University, MEd University of Montevallo
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Track Coach
Special Recognitions: Coached 15 State Championship Teams in Track and Basketball. Inducted into the AISA Hall of Fame in 2009

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: david.walker@eacougar.com

 

Elementary Faculty

Gloria Barlow

K-4 Teacher & Director

AISA Experience: 7 years
Total Teaching Experience: 30 years
Certification: Work Keys Certificate Faulkner College, 285 hours in childcare training
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Director of K4

 

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Gloria.Barlow@eacougar.com

Ann Cale

Thrid Grade Teacher

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 30 years
College Degree: Bachelors in Elementary Education from Troy University; Masters in Elementary Education from Troy University
Fully trained through the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) in both Math and Science
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA
Retired from Public Education after 30 years. 
I have over 30 years of experience teaching in Alabama public schools. I am dedicated to creating a stable learning environment, and inspiring students to do their best. 

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Ann.Cale@eacougar.com

Mandi Carter

3rd Grade Teacher & Cheerleader Sponsor

AISA Experience: 2 year
College Degree: B.A. in Communication
Total Teaching Experience: 2 year
Extracellular activities/Coaching Position: J.V. and Varsity Basketball and Softball Head Coach
Special Recognition: 2002 and 2004 AISA State Champion for Basketball
2003 AISA State Champion for Softball (Both as a Lady Cougar)

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: mandi.carter@eacougar.com

Sharon Cooper

4th Grade Teacher

AISA Experience: 1 year
College Degree: TBA
Total Teaching Experience: 31+ year

Extracurricular activities/Coaching Position:
Special Recognition:

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: sharon.cooper@eacougar.com

Victoria Corey

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 25 years
College Degree: TBA
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA
Retired from Public Education after 25 years.

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: Victoria.Corey@eacougar.com

Michael Findley

2nd Grade Teacher

AISA Experience: 7 years
Total Teaching Experience: 11 years
College Degree: BS in Elementary Education - AUM; M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading - Grand Canyon University
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Michael.Findley@eacougar.com

Michelle Howell

K5 Teacher

AISA Experience: 4 years
Total Teaching Experience: 32 years
College Degree: BS University of Montevallo, Masters University of South Alabama
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Retired from public school system after 28 years

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Michelle.Howell@eacougar.com

Donna Lee

K4 Teacher- Teachers Aide K4

AISA Experience: 8 years
Total Teaching Experience: 17 years
Certification: State of Alabama Early Learning Guideline Credential Certificate
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Donna.Lee@eacougar.com

Jean Sands

Elementary/Middle School Teacher

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 36 years
College Degree: TBA
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA
Retired from Public Education after 36 years.

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: Jean.Sands@eacougar.com

Charity Sheldt

Elementary Teacher

AISA Experience: 1 year
College Degree: TBA
Total Teaching Experience: 5+ year

Extracurricular activities/Coaching Position:
Special Recognition:

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: Charity.Sheldt@eacougar.com

Wanda Staff

5th Grade Teacher

AISA Experience: 3 years
Total Teaching Experience: 34 years
College Degree: BS from University of South Alabama
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA
Retired from Public Education after 30 years. Teacher of the year 2005

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Wanda.Staff@eacougar.com

 

High School Faculty

Wes Bates

Spanish Instructor

AISA Experience: 1 year
College Degree: TBA
Total Teaching Experience: TBA
Extracellular activities/Coaching Position: TBA
Special Recognition: TBA

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: wes.bates@eacougar.com

Mary Stewart Blackmon

Math Teacher

AISA Experience: 7 years
Total Teaching Experience: 38 years
College Degree: BS Livingston University:University of Southern Mississippi, Gifted and Talented Certification, HQ Reading K-12, HQ Math 1-9th
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Assistant Band Director for Auxiliary Junior Varsity Dance

1997 Pine Grove School- Teacher of The Year
2003 Pine Grove School- Teacher of The Year
2004 Baldwin County EMC Teacher of The Quarter
2004-2009 Alabama Education Legislative Contact Team Member
2002- Present North Baldwin Literacy Council
1986-2009 Alabama Education Association Delegate Assembly Member
2003- Present Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority
Active Member of First Baptist Church Bay Minette
1969-1975 Baldwin County High School Band Majorette, Clarinet, Bassoon

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: mary.blackmon@eacougar.com

Leah Fields

Science Instructor, 7th Life Science, 9th General and Advanced Biology, 10th Honors Anatomy & Physiology, 11th Honors Chemistry & 9th Health

AISA Experience: 7 years
Total Teaching Experience: 17 years
College Degree: BS Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: JV & Varsity Scholars Bowl Sponsor, 9th Grade Homeroom/Sponsor & Honors Committee
Certificates: Medical Technology (MT) Cert. (ASCP)

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: leah.fields@eacougar.com

Julianna Hardy

General English 10,11,12 & Creative Writing 10,11,12

AISA Experience: 6 years
Total Teaching Experience: 38 years
College Degree: Masters in Secondary Education 
Special Recognitions: Teacher Of The Year 2004- Escambia County Middle School

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Julie.hardy@eacougar.com

Bobbi Sasser

9th-12th Honors English teacher, College Counselor, & Sr. Class Sponsor

AISA Experience: 17 years
Total Teaching Experience: 19 years
College Degree: B.S. in Education (Physical Education K-12).
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: SGA Sponsor; Senior Class Sponsor; College Advisor; AISA State SGA Sponsor
Special Recognition: EA Teacher of the year three times

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: bobbi.sasser@eacougar.com

Mike Sims

TEACHER, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, FORENSICS, GENARAL SCIENCE, LIFE SPORTS & ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH

AISA Experience: 12 years
Total Teaching Experience: 12 years
College Degree: TBA
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Assistant Football Coac
Sims has been a part of the Alabama Independent School Association, having head coaching stints at Autauga Academy and Crenshaw Christian. 

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

James Smith Jr.

Boys Basketball Coach & Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: TBA years
College Degree: TBA
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Boys Basketball Coach & Assistant Wide Receivers
Coach Smith played basketball at Coastal Alabama Community College, then Faulkner State, and went on to play at Colorado State.
He graduated in 1998, and then went to Australia to play in the pro basketball league for the Sydney Kings under the National Basketball League banner.

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: james.smith@eacougar.com

Carolina Smoak

Math Instructor

AISA Experience: 2 years
Total Teaching Experience: 4 years
College Degree: Bachelor of Science- Mathematics
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Math Instructor

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Carolina.Smoak@eacougar.com

 

Support Staff

Ashley Brantley

Lunchroom Director

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: ashley.brantley@eacougar.com

Dawn Kelley

Registrar & Office Secretary

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: dawn.kelley@eacougar.com

James Lee

Maintenance Personnel

Buildings & Grounds Chair

Contact

Phone: 251368208

Email: james.lee@eacougar.com