Degrees and Certifications:

National Board Certification: Early Adolescents Social Studies 2017 National Board Maintenance of Certification 2021 Masters of Science in Educational Practice and Theory from Arkansas State University 2011 Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education- Social Science from University of Alabama 2005 PreAP Certified & AP World History Certified AVID Social Studies Certified

Mrs. Michelle Ryan Breeden

My name is Michelle Breeden and I have been in education since 2006. I am a native of Madison and a product of Madison City schools, attending Liberty and Bob Jones. I was a teacher at Liberty Middle School for 17 years. I am beyond excited to be one of the first team of teachers at Journey Middle School. I was a presenter at the Association of Middle Level Education National Conference in 2016. I have won several grants, including the Arthur Orr 21st Century grant, the Madison Street Festival and the Alabama A&M Literacy Grant. I also won TVA STEM Grant worth $3500 in 2019. In 2017, I received my National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Social Science and the TIG Award from the Enrichment Center.  I was awarded the VFW Teacher of the Year in 2019 and the Liberty Teacher of the Year in 2020. Through the years, I have coached a number of sports including dance team, competition cheer and girls soccer. I coached girls' soccer at Liberty for 12 years and had numerous championships and awards before I passed on the role to a former player of mine. I currently am the Social Studies department head and Assistant Athletic Director over Spirit Teams and Concessions at Journey. 

I currently live in the Madison community with my son, Liam, who will attend Heritage Elementary school. 

  • Experience

    2022-Present: Journey Middle School PreAP World History & 8th grade Ancient World
    2006-2022 Liberty Middle 8th grade PreAP World, World History, & 6th Modern US History
    2006-2012: Liberty Middle 9th grade Modern World History 
    Summer 06 &07: Bob Jones 11th US History and Government/ Economics 
    2005-2006: Sparkman High School 11th US History, Gilder Lehrman Great Wars, AHSGE Remediation

    Extra Curricular:
    2022- Present: Journey Assistant Athletic Director over Spirit Teams and Concessions

    2018-2022: Liberty Beta Club Sponsor
    2006-2018; Liberty Girls Head Soccer Coach 
    2012-2016; Liberty Comp. Cheer Coach & Assistant Athletic Director 
    2006-2009: Liberty Dance Team Coach
    2005-2006: Sparkman High Varsity Girls Soccer Coach