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

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

 

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

Adam Bono

Computer Teacher/Elementary PE

AISA Experience: 1 years
Total Teaching Experience: 2 years
College Degree: BS in Education, Human Performance Exercise Science from University of Alabama
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Computer Teacher/Elementary PE

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: adam.bono@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

4th Grade Teacher & Varsity Girls Basketball and Softball Head Coach

AISA Experience: 1 year
College Degree: B.A. in Communication
Total Teaching Experience: 1 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

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

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

Marsha Wilson

1ST GRADE TEACHER

AISA Experience: 1
Total Teaching Experience: 2 years
College Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration from Faulkner University. Teacher Certification from University of West Florida
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: NA

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: marsha.wilson@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

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

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

Tom Robinson

Band Director

AISA Experience: 1 year
Total Teaching Experience: 10 years
College Degree: BS Secondary Education and History, University of South Alabama
Certificate: State of Alabama, Social Studies Grades 6-12 
Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Band Director

Contact

Phone: 2513682080

Email: Tom.Robinson@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

David Walker

Coach Walker

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

 

Support Staff

Ashley Brantley

Lunchroom Director

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: ashley.brantley@eacougar.com

Michele McKinley

Registrar & Office Secretary

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: Michele.McKinley@eacougar.com

Birtha Ragan

Bookkeeper

Extracurricular Activities/Coaching Position: Band Boosters Leader

Contact

Phone: 251-368-2080

Email: birtha.ragan@eacougar.com