Phone: 256-389-2910


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Secondonary Education - Class B Certficate (6-12) - English Language Arts

Ms. Akeema Rutland

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Hello and Welcome!

I am ecstatic that you are here! The joys of educating, mentoring, and challenging teenagers fulfill my desire to make a positive impact on the world. I started my career in education in 2013 and since then, I've had the opportunity to teach the complex rules of the English language to some pretty awesome students in middle school (sixth-eigth grade) and high school (ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade).

In short, I LOVE WHAT I DO!

As a child, attending school, learning new concepts, and taking pride and ownership in my assignments and projects was my idea of childhood fun. Now, I know exactly what you're thinking, "Completing an assignment for school is not an example of childhood fun," but it can and should be. As a teacher, my goal is to challenge students to produce original thoughts and opinions and develop them into complex ideas that can be supported with valid logic and evidence through communicating, using technology, and incorporating real world practicality while maintaining a positive, spirited, caring, engaged, diverse, and fun classroom environment. There is power and beauty in knowledge! It is my hope that each precious soul that enters my classroom leaves with a new outlook on English and life.


Check out this acrostic of my last name to learn much more about me!

Really loves cooking, reading, and Netflix binges

Undeniably addicted to drinking water and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Truly talented and creative with hands-on activities

Loves organization, structure, and plans

Always striving to learn and grow in a positive way daily 

Not a fan of beef, pork, or creamy textures-YUCK!

Doing the right thing and treating others with respect is a top priority


  • Various classroom supplies like writing and coloring utensils, post-it notes, and calculator.

    In order to be successful in English, you will need the following supplies:

    • Pencils and Pen (Black and Blue)
    • 3 ring binder
    • Loose-leaf paper

    The supplies listed below are not mandatory, but are greatly appreciated so that we can maintain a healthy and safe environment in our classroom.

    • Kleenex
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Disinfectant Spray
    • Disinfectant Wipes
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