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First Day of School

Monday, August 17 is the first day of school for the 2020-21 term.  Students enrolled in the Traditional Learning Framework will begin the 1st 9 weeks in Remote Learning due to the current COVID-19 health situation.  For information about what that will look like this year, please click the more information button below to view the Reset Plan Information Hub.

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Kelly Van Valkenburgh Givan

Mrs. Givan is a Huntsville native and a graduate of Grissom High School, class of '87. While her passion was to always be a teacher, she was encouraged to pursue an engineering degree, since math was her favorite subject. However, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University in Industrial Engineering, she knew she did not want to work in the field. Instead, She married her husband and worked for years in a family owned business, while raising her daughter. When her son was born with special needs that required much more of her time and attention, she took several years off to take care of him. When he began school, she began to teach music and preschoolers part time at Willowbrook Weekday Education. She loved teaching and always wanted to go back to school for her secondary certification in Math and fulfill her dream of finally becoming a teacher. In 2020, the opportunity happened, and she was delighted to join the faculty at Grissom. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Givan loves to spend time with her family and friends, playing with her Golden Retriever, or creating in her craft room.
Education: 
B.S Engineering, Industrial Engineering (Auburn University)
Certifications: 
ALSDE Emergency Certificate in Mathematics
Phone: 
(256) 428-8000
Grade: 
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Department: 
Math
Experience: 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, taught Statistics for Engineers, Auburn University, 91-92

Email:
kelly.givan@hsv-k12.org