Department Head, Dual Enrollment English, English 10

Mrs. Anna Shugart

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, English--Auburn University Master of Education, Secondary English Language Arts--Auburn University Highly Qualified Teacher

Mrs. Anna Shugart

A 1995 graduate of Fort Payne High School, Mrs. Shugart has been with FPHS since 2001. She has taught English at the high school and college level and is the Department Head. Mrs. Shugart is also the Student Council advisor.

English 10, English 12

Mrs. Didi Barron

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education and English/language arts--Jacksonville State University Master of Arts, Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning--The University of Alabama

Mrs. Didi Barron

A 1979 graduate of Fort Payne High School, Mrs. Barron has been with FPHS since 2006. She currently teaches English and literature to sophomores and seniors.

AP Language and Composition, English 11

Mrs. Jennifer Byrd

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Communication and Information Sciences, Public Relations—University of Alabama Master of Education, Secondary English Language Arts—Jacksonville State University

Mrs. Jennifer Byrd

Mrs. Byrd graduated from the University of Alabama in 2003 and used her degree in public relations to work in Birmingham. She later lived in Rainsville while writing for the Times-Journal. Mrs. Byrd then furthered her education at Jacksonville State University. She has taught English at Fort Payne High School since 2007.

English 12, Creative Writing, Introduction to Theatre

Ms. Jessica Hayes

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Ms. Jessica Hayes

A 2006 graduate of Fort Payne High School, Ms. Hayes has been with FPHS since 2018. She currently teaches English 11 and English electives.

English 9, English 11, Creative Writing

Mrs. Laura HIll

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Mrs. Laura HIll

English 9, English 10, English 11

Mrs. Dianne Matthews

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, English Education Saint Mary of the Woods College, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN

Mrs. Dianne Matthews

A 1977 graduate of Fyffe High School, Mrs. Matthews has been with FPHS since 2013. She teaches English, grades 9, 10, and 11.

English 9, English 10

Mrs. Angie Maxwell

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Mrs. Angie Maxwell

English 9, Honors English 9

Mrs. Brittany Owens

Phone: 256-845-0535

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education and English Language Arts-Jacksonville State University Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction-Lincoln Memorial University Educational Specialist, Curriculum and Instruction-Lincoln Memorial University

Mrs. Brittany Owens

A 2005 graduate of Fort Payne High School, Brittney Owens enters her 11th year of teaching for the 2020-2021 academic year. Mrs. Owens has taught English Language Arts in the Fort Payne City School System since 2012. She currently teaches honors and regular English 9.