Phone: (256) 837 - 3735


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Master of Arts in ESL Education Specialist in Teacher Leader Administration Certified

Ms. Sevim Whitaker

EL Newsletter                      English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher


Ms. Whitaker earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in English as a New Language, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Teacher Leader along with Administration Certification.


Ms. Whitaker’s first career was in management for General Mills, Inc. She then realized that her true calling was education and she returned to school to earn her teaching degree. Ms. Whitaker began her educational career with Hoover City Schools, as an elementary ESL educator. Later, she worked for the Alabama Department of Education to improve instruction for English Learners and Basic School Improvement for the bottom 5% of failing schools in the state. Ms. Whitaker then accepted a position with Pelham City Schools where she served as Federal Progams Coordinator.


Ms. Whitaker was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is an English learner, whose father was from Antakiya, Turkey and whose mother came Calhoun, Tennessee. Early in life she learned how to communicate with children from around the world.