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Cecilia Stanford- March's Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Stanford
March's Teacher of the Month

Cecilia Stanford is the Junior and Senior Guidance Counselor. Ever since she was a little girl, around 4 years old, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Thanks to her dad, who is now resting in heaven, this dream was encouraged by installing a chalkboard on her wall about 4 feet high where she diligently taught her dolls every day for hours and hours! As an adult, she has learned teaching is much more than imparting knowledge. It is inspiring change! This philosophy has kept her motivated as she have moved through her career as an educator.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. She has two Master's Degrees from Troy University Dothan in Secondary Mathematics and School Counseling. In 2013, she completed her Education Specialist Degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. She has been in education for a little over 24 years teaching at Carroll and Troy University. She truly enjoys being a part of the "Eagle Family." The teachers here are nothing short of amazing! She get the opportunity to work with students on a daily bases that are both inspiring and transformational. I enjoy being a part of their journey.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, CW3(R) Len Stanford, and their kids, LaQuincia, Laurance, and Ryan. I love to travel, read, cook, 'watch' sports, and take continuing education classes such as real estate and income taxes.

She is sure God directed her to the right career. She truly believes there is no other occupation that would bring her the joy and personal satisfaction and development that working with teenagers has.