Get to Know Us

Mr. Dave Allen -Law & Public Safety I & II

Mr. Allen is our Law & Public Safety I & II instructor. He brings 28 years of experience as an FBI agent into the classroom to make learning relevant to our students who have an interest in a career at the local, state, or federal levels within the scope of law enforcement. After retiring from public service, Mr. Allen began his teaching career at the ALC 8 years ago. He graduated with a degree in business from Ole Miss before pursuing and earning his law degree from Mississippi College.

Mrs. Anna Catherine Oswalt-Daher - English Composition I & II

Mrs. Daher has taught for 10 years, with 9 of those spent teaching the students of the Monroe County School District. Before teaching our Dual Credit English Composition I & II classes, she taught AP Language and AP Literature. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also serves as our National English Honor Society Advisor and the ALC Delegates Advisor. Mrs. Daher received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in English Education from Mississippi State University and will soon complete her Education Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from there. Not only is Mrs. Daher an alumnus of State, but also a fan of all things MSU-Go Dawgs!

Mrs. Ana Maria Davis - Spanish I & II

Mrs. Davis, a native of Colombia, South America, teaches Spanish I & II. She has invested 6 of her 15 years in education at the ALC, and she was awarded the Teacher of the Year at the ALC in 2018-2019 and in 2019-2020. Señora Davis is a graduate of Smithville High School and an alumnus of Mississippi University for Women where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is currently obtaining her graduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and will graduate in the summer of 2020 receiving her Master of Arts in Teaching Languages (MATL) with an emphasis in Spanish.

Mr. M. Hopper - Chemistry/AP Chemistry & Physics

Mr. Hopper teaches Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Physics. He has been teaching at the ALC for four years.

Dr. Shawna Robinson - College Algebra, Algebra III & Calculus

Dr. Robinson, a veteran educator of 22 years, has taught various mathematics courses at the ALC for the last 7 years. She is currently teaching Algebra III, College Algebra, and Calculus. Prior to coming to the ALC, she taught at Hamilton Attendance Center for 13 years and spent time teaching in the Amory School District before that. Dr. Robinson completed her undergraduate studies in English at the Mississippi University for Women before continuing her education at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she obtained a graduate degree in Curriculum & Instruction. A lifelong learner, Dr. Robinson has accomplished her National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification, as well has her Doctorate of Education in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Lamon Stapleton - Culinary Arts I & II

Mr. Stapleton, the Culinary Arts I & II teacher, brings his experience as a professionally trained chef into the classroom to make learning about foods, entertainment, and hospitality come to life. He has served as our culinary teacher for two years, and prior to entering the field of education to prepare young chefs, he worked in various restaurants, as well as Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Mr. Stapleton has also partnered with Chef Nick Wallace, the winner of Food Network's show, "Chopped," on several occasions. In addition to being an alumnus of the Culinary Arts program at the Mississippi University for Women, Mr. Stapleton also works in their department as a Culinary Assistant specializing in teaching, catering, and demonstrations. During his free time, he enjoys music, food, and family.

Mrs. Corey Summerford - U.S. History, AP Government & AP Macroeconomics

Mrs. Summerford, an educator of 14 years, teaches our U.S. History classes, as well as the AP Government and AP Macroeconomics classes. She has dedicated 5 years of service to the students of Monroe County at the ALC; in addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Summerford is also the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society sponsor and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor. Mrs Summerford was selected as the ALC's Teacher of the Year in 2017-2018. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education with a minor in Mathematics, and her Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in History. To further hone her teaching practice, Mrs. Summerford is currently working on her National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification, which she should complete in 2020. When Mrs. Summerford is not teaching at the ALC, she serves as an adjunct instructor at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She resides in Tupelo with her husband and two children.

Mrs. Kelly Best Young - Art

Mrs. Young has dedicated 14 of her 22 years of teaching to the students at the ALC. She teaches Art I and DC Intro to Art 101 and is our National Art Honor Society sponsor. Her honors include being selected as the ALC Teacher of the Year and the MAEA State High School Art Teacher of the Year. After graduating from Itawamba Community College with her Associate degree in Art, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education from Mississippi University for Women. Mrs. Young has also accomplished her Master of Art degree in Art from Northwestern State University, as well as her National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. Active in the art community, she serves as the Youth Art Chairperson and is a member of the MS Art Education Association. When she is not teaching art to her students, she is learning about it herself as a working artist presenting her work at the Oxford Tree House Gallery and through other exhibitions at the local and state levels. She lives in Nettleton with her husband, 2 daughters, and 3 dogs.

Mrs. Jan Eubanks - Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Eubanks has devoted 12 years as the ALC's Administrative Assistant. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming from Itawamba Community College. Prior to the ALC, she worked in the restaurant industry, before becoming an owner and manager of a cookie franchise. She has also held various administrative positions in office management, accounting and banking, as well as worked as a church secretary. She resides with her husband of 29 years, and they have two children.

Mr. Steven Harris - Administrative Assistant

Mr. Harris has been the custodian and caretaker of the grounds at the ALC for 4 years. Before moving into the field of education, he worked as a Deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department from 1995-2016. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 22 years, 3 daughters, and 2 grandchildren.

Mr. Trent Ward - School Resource Officer

Officer Ward has served as our SRO for the last 4 1/2 years. He has worked for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department for the last 11 years.