Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from University of North Alabama Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from University of North Alabama AMSTI Science Trainer I taught 14 years in first grade and am now teaching in second grade. I love what I learned in first grade! It made the transition to second grade very natural. Our school became AMSTI certified in 2018. I was fortunate to continue my science training and become a Certified AMSTI Science Trainer. I really enjoy teaching second grade!
Mrs. Paige Black
I began teaching at G. W. Trenholm Primary School (formerly Southside) as a substitute teacher and as program director of the At-Risk After School Program in January 1999. At the beginning of the next school year I was assigned a first grade classroom and remained a first grade teacher until May 2013. I began teaching in my current second grade position in August 2013. I love that I get to learn as much as I hope to teach each year.
I live in Tuscumbia with my husband, Chris. Mr. Black is a retired teacher We have a daughter, Abigail. She is a student at Deshler Middle School and keeps us very busy. One of our favorite family things to do is to go camping. We go to the beach every summer and try to find new camping places throughout the year that are close to home.
I attended first grade at Southside (G. W. Trenholm) and have been a Tiger all the way through Deshler High School. I have been teaching at GWT since 1999. Every school year I look forward to meeting my new students and their families.
I feel fortunate to have worked in several different positions before I began teaching. It gives me a unique perspective in the classroom. I worked at a bank, a drug store, an office, the county courthouse, and with a landscaping business. I learned something important at each job and made some lifelong friends along the way.
Teaching is special to my heart. There's not another job like it! I often feel like a student myself because I still love learning. I hope to give that love to my students each year.