Ellen Crosby - 2012-2013
Ellen Crosby is a native of Madison. Crosby graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 with a Masters in Music Appreciation. She came to Germanwtown in 2008 to help start our band program. This year, she was faced with a task - pilot the Spanish and music appreciation programs.
With the help of some local businesses, these programs have been a success. Spanish is a fun and interactive class. They never know what to expect each day! Ms. Crosby is exvited to carry on the Maverick tradition.
Brittany Starnes - GMS Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Mrs. Brittany Starnes teaches Art I, Art II, Advanced Art, and Learning Strategies. She also sponsors the Student Council.
She is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Her three years of teaching have been in the Madison County School District. Mrs. Starnes established the first art program at Germantown Middle School. She recently designed the new logo after the opening of Germantown High School in August 2011.
Mrs. Starnes enjoys seeing her students excel not only in art and their other studies but also in their extracurricular activities. She feels it is important to support her students outside of school as well as inside the classroom.
Mary Hodges - GMS Teacher of the Year 2010-1011
Mrs. Mary Wilsford Hodges teaches a self-contained special education class. She teaches reading, math, language arts, and life skills.
She is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor of Arts/Education of the Deaf. This is her tenth year of teaching and fifth year with Madison County School District.
While at Germantown, Mrs. Hodges attends the school dances with her students. One of her students was involved with the football team by being the water boy. This year, with the help of Student Council, she started the Germantown Buddy Walk in honor of two of her students who have Down Syndrome .
This is one of her favorite quotes by an unknown author: “Know the person, not the disability, in fact look past the disability and you will see a person, a person who has the same thoughts and feelings as anyone else.”
Susan Godfrey - 2009-2010
Mrs. Susan Godfrey teaches math, Pre-Algebra, Learning Strategies, and sponsors the Student Council.
She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Since then, Mrs. Godfrey has taught sixth grade math, science, and spelling. In total, Mrs. Godfrey has taught for twenty-five years. Twenty-three of those years were taught in Madison County. She has also been math chair person and Beta Club sponsor. In 2004 she received her highly qualified status in mathematics.
Elizabeth Templeton - 2008-2009
Mrs. Templeton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Mississippi College.
She is certified in Social Studies and is recognized as a highly qualified teacher under the No Child Left Behind Act. She is also a member of the Mississippi Council for Social Studies. In her eight years of teaching, she has taught learning strategies and sixth grade Western Hemisphere and sponsored the Beta Club. Mrs. Templeton currently teaches eighth grade American History and sponsors the GMS Dance Team.
Mrs. Nicole Shows - 2007-2008
Mrs. Shows holds a BLS in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. A fifteen year veteran teacher, she teaches sixth grade Science. She is also a sponsor of the Dance Team. She is a past teacher of learning strategies and Beta Club sponsor. As a member of the PTO, she formerly served on the board as the teacher liaison.
Mrs. Morali - 2006-2007
Mrs. Crane/Morali is the Madison County Middle School Teacher of the Year and Madison Crossing Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Crane/Morali holds a BLS in Elementary Education from Millsaps College, and a MS in Education with a Specialization in Technology from Walden University. She also received Gifted Certification and Special Education Certification at Millsaps College. Mrs. Crane/Morali currently teaches Gifted Education at Germantown Middle School. She has also taught Art, Computer (IC3 Certified), Creative Writing, and Yearbook. She holds her MTE in Economics. Mrs. Crane/Morali has served as sponsor of the Jr. Beta Club and Assistant Coach for the Science Olympiad team. She also maintains the school web site. Ms. Crane/Morali was a presenter at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC. She recently completed her National Board Professonal Teacher Standards certification.