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Stephanie Tomes

I am excited to be the ARI Reading Specialist at Hereford Elementary. I love all things reading and am interested in the science and art of teaching reading.

I have been married to my husband Andrew for 12 years, and we have two children, Reed (3) and Lynnleigh (1). I enjoy spending time with my family and seeing things through my kids' eyes as they experience the world. I love college football and cheering on the Auburn Tigers. War Eagle! But I also graduated from the University of Alabama, so I am a little divided in my loyalties now.

I love to travel and run, and I combine those two pursuits anytime I can. I love running long distances, especially the half-marathon. I am also a certified Body Pump instructor.

My role as the ARI Reading Specialist is to support and coach K-3 teachers in implementing best practices in the science of reading. It is literally my dream job, and I am so thrilled to be at HES doing what I love!
Education: 
EdS in Elementary Education (University of Alabama)
MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Specialist (University of Alabama)
MAT in Social Science Education (University of Central Florida)
BS in Psychology (University of Central Florida)
Certifications: 
ALSDE Class AA Elementary Education
National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
ALSDE Class A Reading Specialist P-12
ALSDE Class B- Elementary Education
ALSDE Class B- Secondary Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
ALSDE Class A- Secondary Education in Social Science Education (Grades 6-12)
Phone: 
256-428-7440
Grade: 
K
1
2
3
Department: 
Additional Certified Staff
Experience: 
2022-2023 ARI Reading Specialist, Sonnie Hereford Elementary, Huntsville City Schools
2020-2022 3rd Grade Teacher, Morris Elementary, Huntsville City Schools
2017-2020 Reading Intervention Specialist, Tuscaloosa City Schools 2017-2020
2013-2017, 6th Grade Teacher, Challenger Middle School, Huntsville City Schools
2010-2013, 6th Grade Teacher, Freedom Middle School, Orange County Public Schools (FL)

Email:
stephanie.tomes@hsv-k12.org