Phone: 256-464-3614


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Summer Chance

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University 
  • Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAB


 Professional Educational Experience

 Madison City Schools

       2nd grade


       First Grade


  Athens City Schools

       First Grade 

  Decatur City Schools

       First Grade




My name is Summer Chance and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Horizon Elementary School.  I have been teaching since 2000 and have taught 2nd grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten and Gifted.  I am originally from Athens and currently live there with my husband, Matthew and my two precious boys, Hayden and Sawyer.  They both love playing outside, swimming, and sports.  My favorite things to do include spending time with my family whether playing outside or snuggling on the couch watching a movie.  We enjoy traveling on across country trips and visiting National Parks.  My other love is teaching!  I am so excited about a new year with a new group of kids!  Get ready for an adventure full of fun and learning!!


Additional Qualifications

            Considered Highly Qualified under No Child Left Behind Act

            ARI-Alabama Reading Initiative Trained (3)

            AMSTI Trained

            Trained in Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, (DIBELS) Reading Intervention

            Success Maker Trained

            Knowledge Box Trained

            Trained by Alabama Department of Education: Concept-Based Parallel Curriculum

            Prepared individualized education plans and facilitated IEP meetings for students identified as Gifted under Alabama guidelines

            Organized and implemented enrichment activities for advanced students school wide

            Coached other teachers on enrichment strategies

            Trained by Bureau of Education & Research: Strategies to Enhance Gifted Students

            Trained in Character Education, Crisis & Classroom Management

            Trained in Multimedia Instructional Technology

            Completed Lee v. Macon Instructional Strategies

            Completed Lee v. Macon Positive Behavioral Support & Intervention Strategies

            Trained in Beginning Reading Model, Reading Program

            Facilitated & Managed Multi-Age Cooperative Reading Program

            Trained in Guided Reading & Guided Writing Programs

            Designed Reading & Math Resource Kits

            Trained by Debbie Miller, Reading Program

            Trained by Sharon Taberski, On Solid Ground Reading Program

            Trained in Hands-on Activity Science Projects Program

            Trained in ESL Instructional Management

            Trained in Medication Assistance  

            Trained in Classworks

            Trained in STEMSCOPES