Degrees and Certifications:
I attended Deshler High School and graduated with an Honor's diploma in 2006. While at Deshler, I was a majorette, played the flute, and active in various school organizations. In the fall of 2006, I began attending The University of North Alabama on an academic scholarship. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. In Fall 2017, I began pursuing my Master's degree in School Counseling at UNA. I completed my internship under the direction of Mrs. Pam Lenz, School Counselor at DMS. I earned my Master's in School Counseling on May 8, 2020.
Mrs. Brittany Sockwell
I married Drew Sockwell on June 20, 2015, in Gulf Shores. When I married Drew, I also became a *second momma* to a precious boy, Landon. He is beginning his journey into middle school this year! Landon and his daddy are the ultimate gamers. Landon does like to read, but he would rather be entertained by some sort of technology. Drew and I had our first child together on October 14, 2016- Evan Fitzgerald, "Fitz." He is a hot mess! Life with my boys is pretty amazing! We have two dogs, a labradoodle, Darby, and a mini schnauzer, Bo.
I have always had the pleasure of calling Tuscumbia my home. I attended Tuscumbia City Schools and have always been proud to call myself a tiger- a DESHLER tiger that is! My family and I attend Faith Church in Florence. I have been on several mission trips, all allowing me the opportunity to work with kids.
One of my absolute favorite things to do is read! When I was a child, I never wanted to go outside and play- I wanted to read as much as I could! During the summers, I would join the reading club at the Helen Keller Library and read as much as I could in those two months out of school. Mrs. D introduced me to Harry Potter when I was 11, and I have to say it is my absolute favorite book series! I have read each book AT LEAST 5 times. For me, reading enables the mind to be imaginative and escape the every day world. The Hunger Games series and Divergent series are also some favorites. Other than reading, I love trying out new cooking recipes (thanks Pinterest!) and spending time with my family & friends doing anything- movies, shopping, traveling, etc. One of my favorite trips was to New York in the summer of 2014. My mom and I traveled with friends to get our own experience of "The Big Apple"- it's one of my favorite memories!! I realized my love for Broadway shows and my hatred for big cities! I loved my time there, but I have never been so grateful for my Small Town, USA! Oh, and I can't get enough Alabama Football~ ROLL TIDE!
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian Larson
"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank
2011-2012: Corinth Elementary School, Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
2012-2013: Deshler Middle School, Academic Interventionist
2013-Present: Deshler Middle School, 7th Grade English Language Arts