Phone: (256) 216-5313

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Degrees and Certifications:

High School Diploma (Fairview High School; 2015) Associate of Science in Pre-Education: General Studies (Wallace State Community College; 2017) Bachelor of Science in Education: Educational Studies--Collaborative/Special Education (Athens State University; 2020) Master of Science in Education: Collaborative/Special Education (Jacksonville State University; 2022) LETRS Units 1-4 (Voyager Sopris Learning; 2021) LETRS Units 5-8 (Voyager Sopris Learning; 2021) Adult, Child, and Baby: First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross; 2021) Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (Satori Learning Designs; 2020) Alabama Reading Initiative: Foundations of Beginning Reading for Pre-Service Teachers (Alabama State Department of Education; 2018) Alabama Reading Initiative: Strategic Teaching--Literacy Across ALL Contents for Pre-Service Teachers (Alabama State Department of Education; 2019) Alabama Reading Initiative: Alabama Literacy Act (Alabama State Department of Education; 2022) Teaching and Learning Conference (Athens State University; 2017) Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative: 1st Grade; Year 1; Sound, Light, Sky, and Science Notebooking (Alabama State Department of Education; 2018) Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative: 4th Grade; Year 1; Energy and Waves and Science Notebooking (Alabama State Department of Education; 2018) Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative: 3rd Grade; Year 1; Math and Math Journaling (Alabama State Department of Education; 2018) Advisor (Best Buddies International; 2022)

Mr. Justin L. Keaton

Hello, my name is Mr. Keaton, and I am one of the self-contained special education teachers located in E-Pod. I first began my educational career in 2020, as a paraprofessional with Decatur City Schools at Austin Middle School serving self-contained students in sixth- and seventh-grade. Next, in 2021, I was offered a teaching position with Birmingham City Schools at Wylam Elementary School serving self-contained students in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade. Lastly, in 2022, I was offered a teaching position with Madison City Schools at James Clemens High School serving students in grades ninth- through twelfth-grade. As young as I can remember, I have always wanted to become a school teacher in order to educate the future generations. I strongly believe that teaching, specifically teaching special education, is not any ordinary job or career, but a calling.  

I was born and raised in Fairview, Alabama, which resides inside of Cullman County. Growing up, I participated in various clubs, sports, and activities, such as: football, track and field, basketball, baseball, soccer, t-ball, pep squad, Key Club, Explorer's Club, Fellow Christian Athletes, Youth for Christ, and Aggies for Advanced Reading. I have also gone on many mission trips across the United States; I have been to Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Alaska, Kentucky, Tennessee, and, of course, done mission work in my home state of Alabama. I recently just moved from Cullman to Huntsville. 

In addition to my teaching duties, I serve as an advisor for the nonprofit organization Best Buddies, and if that is something you are interested in--feel free, to message me!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or concerns.