These experienced, successful classroom teachers participate in multiple aspects of the program, and their role in implementing curriculum deserves special attention. Having a dedicated team of former teachers to teach introductory classes, supervise field experiences, and track students’ progress has proven to be one of the most important elements in the success of UTeach.
Read about UABTeach's Master Teachers below.
Suzanne Culbreth has been an educator in Alabama for over 30 years. Most recently she has been the Staff Development Specialist at Mountain Brook Junior High School where she had the opportunity to support outstanding teachers as they developed engaging lessons, implemented challenging standards, and developed professionally.
Paulette Evans, EdS, has taught a combination of general, advanced, and advanced placement biology at Minor High School within the Jefferson County School District. Paulette is also an adjunct instructor at Bevill State Community College where she has instructed students in biology and anatomy and physiology.
Jeff Johnson is an enthusiastic, National Board-certified science teacher bringing a wide range of professional experience and interest in the teaching of science at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has a professional career that reflects 30+ years of education, curriculum development, program planning, school improvement initiatives, student-teacher support, and committee involvement in uniquely challenging environments.
Tim McKenzie, EdS, spent his teaching career in middle school mathematics and he brings this unique perspective with him to the UABTeach program. During his tenure at Irondale Middle School, Tim taught 6th grade and 8th grade mathematics and also served as the school-wide mathematics coach.