Phone: 256-389-2940


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education-University of North Alabama M.A. in Special Education-University of North Alabama

Mrs. Dara Pettus

My name is Dara Pettus. I graduated from Brooks High School in 1998. I have been married to my husband Ashley for 18 years and we have one son named Rylan. I love to travel with my family and the beach is my absolute favorite place to be. I am beginning my nineteenth year of teaching. I taught K-2 special education for eleven years and kindergarten for four years at Harlan Elementary. I have been teaching 1st grade at G.W. Trenholm for four years.

I received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of North Alabama in May 2003 and a M.A. in Special Education from the University of North Alabama in May 2007.

I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade at GWT! I look forward to watching my students grow throughout the school year. I want my classroom to be a place where all students can learn without fear of failure and a place where they can succeed based on their individual needs and talents.