Degrees and Certifications:
2008- Masters in Secondary Education from UNA 2005- BS in Psychology from UNA 2000- Walker High School
Mrs. Stacia Tidwell
Hello! Welcome to my page. I just finished up my 11th year of teaching, and I look forward to another great year here at Etowah Middle School. I am the mother of two boys named Max and Mason and two minature schnauzers named Dixie and Bailey. When at home, I am more of a "jeans and T-shirt" type of girl. I love to just relax by watching movies, swimming, or hanging out on the pool/lake. We enjoy as much time as we can get on Smith or Logan Martin lake or at the Orange beach. I have been married for ten years to my husband, Chad Tidwell. He is a former Florida Gator and University of North Alabama football player. We ended up meeting when he transferred to UNA. I loved my time at UNA where I was involved in the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta where we did a lot of philanthropic work for the diabetes foundation and United Way. I am a huge Alabama football and softball fan.
I would not be able to do what I do without my faith and my love of Jesus Christ. I love all my students (even the challenging ones! LOL!), and my goal is to make sure that each child is college ready if he or she chooses, but also loved too. I understand that we may have your children as much or longer than you do, so this needs to be a partnership between parents and teachers. It takes a village! This year I am shaking some things up, and we will be doing some new things I have never done before. I plan to give my students choice in what they read and how they are assessed this year. We will be doing some Laying the Foundation (LTF) lessons, but my unit and reading this year will focus on Closing the Achievement Gap through Multicultural Literature and Research-Based Strategies. We will be doing some book studies. Some of this could be rigorous, but I will have your child prepared; however, just like the first time that we ever try something new, it is difficult. Once they do it the first time it gets easier and easier just like riding a bike. I am here to help if any problem arises.
I love being a mother, and my boys keep me on my toes. Max is eight, and suffers from mild autism and ADHD so I know some of the struggles you parents face with children who have this disorder. Mason is five, and he will start kindergarten this year. Max is so kind hearted and sensitive, and he loves to sing and help others. He enjoys playing soccer and swimming. Mason is a little fireball. He is all boy and is very independent. He loves baseball, and his team just won third in state at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament. He is so funny to watch because he may be small but he is mighty. I love both my boys dearly and welcome their differences. Well, this is a little bit about me and my family, and I look forward to learning about you and your family! Let's have a great year, and Go Blue Devils!