Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Elizabeth Mattingly
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College (Maryville, Tennessee) in Child Development and Learning. I earned my Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee) in Curriculum and Instruction. I earned my Educational Leadership degree (administration) from the University of Alabama (Birmingham).
I started teaching in 1993 in Alcoa, Tennessee. I taught 5th grade in an open pod classroom. I was one of the first 21st century classrooms in Tennessee, which entitled me to 5 classroom computers; that was a big deal back then. Our school had its own television station and my 5th-grade classroom put on a weekly news show that was both educational and entertaining. Since the start of my teaching career, I have established pre-k programs, taught several grades, and worked in many different roles within the educational environment. I have taught school in Tennessee and Alabama. I enjoy helping students grow to their full potential.
My husband and I have four children. Our son graduated in Spring 2020 from Spring Hill College and is now working. Our oldest daughter is a junior at Birmingham Southern and we have two daughters at James Clemens High School (Freshman and Senior). We have an Italian Greyhound dog named Tucky. We enjoy traveling and exploring history.