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Mrs. Kathy Moon

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Hello!  My  name is Kathy Moon and I am proud to be a part of the Deshler Tiger Teaching Staff.  I was born and raised in southern Illinois.  After I graduated from Carmi Community High School, I began moving south- first for educational opportunities - then for job opportunities.  By the time we reached Lake Jackson, TX, it was time to turn back north.  I have been a resident of Tuscumbia for a number of years, from 1992- 2005 and 2008 to present.

My husband is Chet Moon.   We met as co-op students at TVA and the "chemistry" has continued for 30 years.   He is employed by Toray America in Decatur as technical manager.  We have two wonderful daughters who add the color to our lives.  Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of DHS.  She earned a B.S. from UNA majoring in chemistry and biology.  She plans to pursue an M.S. in education to become a science teacher.  Ali is a 2013 DHS graduate.  She earned a nursing degree from the University of Alabama.  Roll Tide!  She is working in the oncology unit at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.  We also have a Chihuahua named Bitsey and a cat named Mittens.  I love to learn new things so teaching is my dream job.   I also enjoy traveling, shopping, and hanging out with family and friends.  I am really excited to guide my students along an academic journey into the wonderful world of science this year.  


  • Region 4 Teacher Certification, Houston, TX
  • M. S. Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
  • B. S. Chemistry, Minors: Math, Business Administration  Murray State University
  • Carmi Community High School  Carmi, Illinois


  • 2010 to present Science Teacher,  Deshler High School
  • 2009-2010  Science Teacher, Shoals Christian School,  Florence, AL
  • 2009  Lab Manager, AlphaPet, Decatur, AL
  • 2007-2008  Chemistry Teacher, Brazoswood High School,  Lake Jackson, TX
  • 2005-2006  Quality Control Lab Chemist, Solutia,  Chocolate Bayou, TX
  • 1998-2005  OxyChem Quality Control Lab Supervisor, Southern Environmental Testing, Florence, AL
  • 1992-1998  Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Northwest-Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, AL 
  • 1990-1992  Forensic Scientist, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab, Nashville, TN 
  • 1988-1990  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
  • 1985-1986  Scientific Co-op Student, TVA National Fertilizer Development Center, Muscle Shoals, AL