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

Wade Heigle

Headmaster

Total Teaching Experience: 25 years
College Degree: Bachelors from University of Southern Mississippi; Masters of Education from Delta State University
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Served previously as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Teacher, Head Girls and Boys Basketball Coach
Special Recognitions: 12 time Coach of the Year Award Recipient; Back to Back State Champions; 10 State Final Fours; over 600 career wins;  
MAIS Athletics and Activities Committee Member for 5 years; MAIS Rules, Eligibilty, & Basketball Committee Member

 

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: Wade.Heigle@eacougar.com

Ashley Brantley

Lunchroom Director

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: ashley.brantley@eacougar.com

Hugh Fountain

Athletic Director, Head Football Coach & Assistant Headmaster

AISA Experience: 4 years
Total Teaching Experience: 29 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

Birtha Ragan

Bookkeeper

Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Band Boosters Leader

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: birtha.ragan@eacougar.com

David Walker

Headmaster

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

Michael Findley

Second 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

Kristin Coggin Wasdin

5th Grade

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 3 years (Substitute teacher in Baldwin County School System)
College Degree: ACSI Bachelors from Liberty University
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA

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

Tyra Livingston

1st Grade Teacher & Varsity Dance Team Coach

AISA Experience: 2 years
Total Teaching Experience: 14 years
College Degree: Early Childhood and Elementary Education from University of Mobile
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Varsity Dance Team Coach

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Tyra.Livingston@eacougar.com

Jami Martin

3rd Grade

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 2 years
College Degree: BS from Troy University 
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA
Certificates: Elementary K-6 Reading 6-12

Wanda Staff

Fourth Grade Teacher

AISA Experience: 2 years
Total Teaching Experience: 33 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

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

Joseph Douglas Coburn

Teacher-Bible

AISA Experience: 2 years
Total Teaching Experience: 6 years

Total Teaching Experience: 6 years
College Degree: M.A. Christian Studies/B.S. Ministry/Minor Music
Certificates: National Tennis Academy Certified Instructor

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Doug.Coburn@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

John Gartman

Teacher, Enviromental Science, Physcial Science, Foresics, Geral Science, Life Sports & Assistant Football Coach

AISA Experience: 15 years
Total Teaching Experience: 15 years
College Degree: General Health
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Assistant Football Coach

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: john.gartman@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

Steven Livingston

Teacher- Volleyball Coach, Drivers Education, Spanish I/II and Public Speaking

AISA Experience: Second year in AISA
Total Teaching Experience: 14 years
College Degree: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Associate, Instructor Technologies and Military Science Associate
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Strength and Conditioning
Special Recognitions: Lead instructor for Airman Leadership, Drill Sergeant and published Journalist in Army

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Steven.Livingston@eacougar.com

Joey Quimby

6th Grade English, Literature, Science, Elementary Library, Assistant Football, Head Golf Coach

AISA Experience:  3 years
Total Teaching Experience: 6 years
College Degree: Telecommunications & Film- Bachelors of Art University of West Florida
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Junior Beta Club Sponsor, Peer Helpers Sponsor, Assistant Coach Softball, Assistant Football, Head Golf Coach
2011-2012 Teacher Of The Year ECHS

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Joey.Quimby@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

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

Cale Thompson

Teacher, Assistant Football Coach-Receivers & Basketball & Softball Coach

AISA Experience: 4 years
Total Teaching Experience: 5 years
College Degree: B.S. History University of Montevallo 

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: cale.thompson@eacougar.com

Robert Lee Worthey

Band Director

AISA Experience: 1 year
Total Teaching Experience: 4 years
College Degree: B.A. in Music Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Band Director & Spanish Teacher
-Arranger and Drill Designer for marching bands around the world, many of whom have placed first in their class in competitions
-Founder of Orbis Symphonia: Virtual Band
-Former Director of Mountain Majesty Drum and Bugle Corps and Indoor Winds in Denver, Colorado
-Previous Teaching positions at Cedar Bluff High School and Valley Head High School

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: RobertLee.Worthey@eacougar.com