Escambia Academy
"A solid foundation"
est. 1970








Staff Profiles

    
Nancy Deabler

Nancy Deabler

Headmaster
ndeabler@escambiaacademy.net
251-368-2080


    
David Walker

David Walker

Interim Headmaster, Girls Basketball coach, Track coach
dwalker@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN- Hunstville, Al

POSITION-Assistant Headmaster, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Track Coach, Teacher

EDUCATION-BS: Troy State, MED: University of Montevallo

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-3 Years Public-Bainbridge GA, 39 Years APSA/AISA

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-AISA Hall of Fame, Coached 11 State Championship Teams (including EA's 1st
State Champion) Track (9) Basketball (2) (including EA 1st State Championship, Headmaster at first school to win the AISA President's Award

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY
- 11 (1973-1984) + last 2

FAMILY INFO-Married to Martha Shiver Walker, children: Laura (Josh) Mixon, Brian (Mary Dodd), and Jonathan (Lowery) great granddaughters: Madelyn, Martha Grace, Millison, and Mary Morgan

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA- Laura and Brian

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Family atmospher and ethics

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY
"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heaven"

FAVORITE HOBBIES- reading and fishing



    
Hugh Fountain

Hugh Fountain

Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
hfountain@escambiaacademy.net


    
Mitzi Fitzpatrick

Mitzi Fitzpatrick

Administrative Asst and Registrar

HOMETOWN-Fredericksburg, VA

POSITION-Admin Asst and Registrar

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-23

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-23

FAMILY INFO-Widow, 3 children, 7 granddaughters

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-3

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Small school, good academics and many long lasting friendships.

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Reading



    
Bobbi Sasser

Bobbi Sasser

English/Counselor
bsasser@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Camden, Al

POSITION-9th-12th Honors English teacher, College
Counselor, Cheer Sponsor, Sr. Class Sponsor

EDUCATION-Troy University

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-16

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Who's who among America's High School Teachers, EA Teacher of the Year

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-14

FAMILY INFO-Husband Clint Sasser, children-Jordan, Anna Catherine, Emma Caroline, Charlie Reed, and "Grant man"

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-All of them-see above.

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Family atmosphere, quality education, and most importantly, the Christian environment

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-"If you believe in yourself and have the dedication and pride and never quit, you will be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards." -Paul Bear Bryant

FAVORITE HOBBIES
-Reading, writing poetry, shopping, attending EA events, spending time with family



    
Gloria Barlow

Gloria Barlow

K-4 Teacher
gbarlow@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Bay Minette AL

POSITION-Teacher/Director K-4 Program

EDUCATION-Faulkner College

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-30

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Previous owner of Daycare facility. Baldwin County School System for 6 years.

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-3

FAMILY INFO-Married 38 years, 1 son, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-all three grandchildren

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-The caring atmosphere and grandchildren attending.

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-Always appreciate what you have because tomorrow it may be gone.

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Spending time at the beach



    
Donna Lee

Donna Lee

K-4 Aid
dlee@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Bay Minette AL

POSITION-Teacher's aide

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-12

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-4

FAMILY INFO-Married to Scott Lee and have 4 children. Daughters Kyla and Raylin, two sons, Tyler and Jacob. Granddaughter Kintley

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Tyler

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Family environment

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Going to the beach and taking pictures.



    
Michelle Howell

Michelle Howell

K-5 Teacher
mhowell@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Bay Minette, Al

POSITION-K5 Teacher

EDUCATION-BS University of Montevallo, Masters University of South Alabama

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-28.5

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Retired from public school system after 28 years

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-1/2

FAMILY INFO-Husband of 18 years Banks Howell, sons Andrew (13) William (10)

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Andrew 7th grade and William 4th grade

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-The atmosphere,small classroom size, the entire scholl k4-12th grade being involved together.

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-"A book is a present you can open again and again."

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Family activities, shopping, reading, and going to the beach



    

Leanne Donald

1st Grade Teacher
ldonald@escambiaacademy.net


    
Jennifer McKinley

Jennifer McKinley

1st Grade Teacher
jmckinley@escambiaacademy.net


    
April Lamb

April Lamb

2nd Grade Teacher
alamb@escambiaacademy.net


    
Martha Walker

Martha Walker

3rd Grade Teacher
mwalker@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Grove Hill, Al

POSITION-3rd Grade Teacher

EDUCATION-BS Troy State

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-43 years

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-AISA Teacher of the Year 1996NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-14

FAMILY INFO-3 children, 4 grandchildren, Married to David Walker

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Children Laura and Brian

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Christian values can be taught



    
Pam Hurst

Pam Hurst

Middle School English/Literature
phurst@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Mobile, Al

POSITION-Teacher

EDUCATION-USA Mobile

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-16

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-16

FAMILY INFO-Married to Dale Hust: 2 children Anna Martin, Chris Hurst, 2 grandchildren Averett and Maddy

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Christopher and Anna

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Family

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Ps 18:1

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Reading, knitting, playing with grandgirls



    
Sheila Sawyer

Sheila Sawyer

Computer/Yearbook
ssawyer@escambiaacademy.net


    
Leah Fields

Leah Fields

Anatomy/Physiology,Adv Biology,Chemistry
lfields@escambiaacademy.net


    
Mary Stewart Blackmon

Mary Stewart Blackmon

Middle School Math/Dance Team
mblackmon@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Bay Minette, Al

POSITION-Math Teacher

EDUCATION-BS Livingston University:University of Southern Mississippi, Gifted and Talented Certification

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-34

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Teacher of the Year-Pine Grove School 2006, Member North Baldwin Literacy Council Board of Directors, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Fraternity-President, 1984-2009 Alabama Education Ass. Baldwin County Executive Board, AEA Legislative Delegate Assembly, AEA-National Republican Rep 2008

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-3

FAMILY INFO-Husband Bert Daniel Blackmon III, Son Jonathan Kelley (Dawn) Grandchildren Dillon and Zach

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Son Jonathan 1999, Dillon Anderson 2012, Zach-current

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Family environment

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-Love each other as I have loved you (John 15:12)

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Reading, going to Alabama football games, Historical re-enacting with my family and traveling



    

Tony Edwards

Band Director
tedwards@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Bay Minette, Al

POSITION-Band Director

EDUCATION-BS Commercial Music, University of North Alabama

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-15

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Perdido Middle School Teacher of the Year-2007-2008, Bay Minette City Council Representative-2004/2008

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-4

FAMILY INFO- Wife Dell Edwards, Son Taylor Edwards

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-The Students!

FAVORITE HOBBIES-Bicycle riding, playing music



    

Michael Findley

English,Speech,Elementary Library
mfindley@escambiaacademy.neet

HOMETOWN-Brewton AL

POSITION-Teacher 9th grade

EDUCATION-BS Elementary Education, MS ED in Curriculum and Reading

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-2

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-3

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Good group of people to work with.



    
Julianna Hardy

Julianna Hardy

English,Creative Writing
jhardy@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Atmore, Al

POSITION-General English 10,11,12
Creative Writing 10,11,12

EDUCATION-Masters in Secondary Education

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-33

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-1.5

FAMILY INFO-Married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-Small classes and parental involvement

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-"The only real failure in life is the failure to try."



    
Erica Hammonds

Erica Hammonds

History/Current Events - Volleyball, basketball, Softball Coach
ehammonds@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Hayneville, Al

POSITION-History Teacher

EDUCATION-BS Troy University/Huntingdon

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-1

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/DESIGNATIONS-Provost(Deans List) at Troy University, Set up first Relay for Life team at EA

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-1

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Mckinnon Hammonds 4th Grade

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-The family atmosphere & Ms Betty

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY-Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated in life is optional.
FAVORITE HOBBIES-Basketball



    
David Williams

David Williams

General Science
dwilliams@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN - Fort Walton Beach, Florida

POSITION - Teacher, football and softball coach

EDUCATION - Troy State

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION - 27

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY - 1st year

FAMILY INFO - Wife Patricia, sons Joshua, Jordan, Randy

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY - Great atmosphere, friendliness, and relationship with students

FAVORITE QUOTATION TO LIVE BY - DWYSWD- "Do what you say you will do"

FAVORITE HOBBIES - Pottery, golf, remodeling home



    
Deborah Wasdin

Deborah Wasdin

Lunchroom
dwasdin@escambiaacademy.net

HOMETOWN-Atmore AL

POSITION-Lunchroom Manager

EDUCATION-High School

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POSITION-7

NUMBER OF YEARS ESCAMBIA ACADEMY-9

FAMILY INFO-Husband Ricky-2 Sons Jake and John, daughter Mallory

FAMILY/CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTENDED EA-Jake 2010 graduate

WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ESCAMBIA ACADEMY- The students, staff and family atmosphere.



    
John Gartman

John Gartman

PE/Asst Football Coach


    
Angie Shelly

Angie Shelly



    
Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray



    
Robert Balzer

Robert Balzer