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Luann Mullins Gladden
English and Social Studies
Grades 7-12
 
Website (always!) Under Construction!
Thanks for visiting our new website. On the student pages, you'll find information about your child's major assignments. Also you'll find some websites with which I am familiar or links which have been highly recommended to me. Even though I feel confident the information and links included are safe and might be beneficial to you and your child, I do ask that you check them occasionally in case inappropriate material has been added that I did not find.
 
Parenting can be so difficult. Please know that teachers are here to help your child become the very best person he or she has the ability to be. When your child does well in school, that is a great reflection on us both! If you have any questions about our class, feel free to send me an email, and I'll do my best to respond quickly.
 

Education

Gaston has been my home since 1992. Before then, I taught at Disque Middle School, Litchfield, Emma Sansom, and Gadsden High Schools and Gadsden State Community College where I currently teach ENG 101 and 102, along with 092/093 courses. In addition, I teach AP Language and Composition for ACCESS.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Education in both history and English from Jacksonville State University, hold a master's degree and A.A. certification in English from the University of Alabama, and have met Highly Qualified status for both Language Arts and Social Studies.

 
Time away from school ...

I love teaching both medieval and modern literature; however, when I'm not at school, I travel, sew, search out new antique shops and spend time taking care of my donkeys. My current passion is decorating our cabin on Weiss Lake with junk finds and antiques. 

What did YOU do this summer?

Go Team Go!

My favorite sports are baseball and football, but I do miss the days spent

watching my own children cheer and play basketball, softball and volleyball. If you visit my classroom, you'll see that I'm a huge fan of the Tennessee Titans,

University of Alabama and Samford University. Go Gaston Bulldogs!

And the most important part of my life....family

My husband, Kerry, holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Alabama and works at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Our oldest daughter, Megan, is a graduate of Samford University with a B.S. in music, and she is also a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Recently, she completed her second year of pediatric residency at UAB/Children's Hospital and has been accepted to do a fellowship there in Emergency Pediatrics.  She and her husband Josh are "parents" to Benson the Weimeraner.  Josh owns a web design firm in Birmingham.

Ginger is our youngest daughter. She is a graduate from the University of Alabama and is following in her sister's footsteps as a physician. She recently started her second year in family medicine residency through the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa and hopes to do a fellowship in sports medicine. She is currently the team doctor for Central High of Tuscaloosa and recently ran her fourth half marathon!

Whenever we can all get together, my family loves traveling to a new city or national park. The beach is by far our favorite, but water and snow skiing are "up there" too. After my recent trip to New Mexico, I was able to check my 48th state off my bucket list. To visit all 50 will help me fulfill a dream I've had since high school.  Visit the above photo gallery for recent pictures from my travels to Europe and around the United States. Life is good!

 

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