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Dr.  Antwuan  Stinson
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal


I am very happy to serve as the assistant principal at Loachapoka High School. I have been in education for 22 years and bring over 15 years of education experience assisting teachers improve their classroom practice.  I have 2 years of administrative, 7 years in higher education as an instructor and assistant professor, and 13 years of experience as a middle school and high school teacher.

Below is a list of my academic background:

  • B.S. in Chemistry/Minor Mathematics from Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  • Ma.Ed in Chemistry Education from University of Alabama in Birmingham Birmingham, AL
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law from Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL. 
  • Ma Ed. in Administration from Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL. 



A leader leads by example, thus, providing avenues for collaboration among teachers, across subject areas, and grade levels. This will create learning community for listening to the needs of others, identifying vital components within the curriculum, identifying differentiation for similar student characteristics, and exploring exemplary teaching strategies for all teachers. As the new college and career ready standards become part of every school Alabama, instructional leaders will need to align fiscal resources to support needs of instruction, ensure each teacher adopts the aligned standards in all subject areas, use school data to close education gap, prepare each student to have the knowledge and skills needed to enroll and succeed in higher education without remediation, and apply core academic skills to real-world situations through collaboration with peers.

My philosophy of teaching evolved from years of teaching experience. As I reflect on my beliefs regarding teaching and learning, student preparation and readiness is just as important as teacher preparation and readiness. I believe the person who engages in the most work and activity will sustain the most learning. Creating a classroom climate where students can share ideas will increase learning and retention. Students should receive responsibilities that match their cognitive level regardless of age. This connection personalizes learning, embeds class assignments, and increases opportunities for ownership. 

Assisting Teachers

Teachers are facilitators of the learning process but are also responsible for developing the overall learner. In any teaching journey, I seek to promote student accountability for learning by asking each individual to contribute to the class what is relevant and closely related. Creating a learning environment varies with individual experiences and how each person can participate in creating an engaging classroom environment will determine if the material is understood. Interactive strategies that incorporate novelty will engage student attention. It is my goal to encourage faculty members to integrate technology into their lessons, designed interdisciplinary, and technology-rich projects. 

My personal experiences contribute to my philosophy today in that the most meaningful learning takes place when students are motivated and interested. It is my belief that the way to achieve this is by giving students a role in the learning process, and by assisting them in finding connections in the curriculum with their own life and interests. I believe that by allowing students to bring their own stories, experiences, and ideas into the classroom, this provides the students with opportunities to work together, to learn from each other, and respect each others’ differences.  



Access my professional webpage to learn more about my background [http://mr-stinson34.wixsite.com/pd4workshop] and the professional developement resources available to improve classroom practice [https://sites.google.com/site/stinsonpd]. 

Read various links that I provided on my blogspot [here]



It is crucial to understand the paradigm shift in education. Peer mentoring and coaching are key strategies that can ensure the success of all teachers. Please watch the video below from Rita Pierson to understand the dynamics concerning relationships.




Shelley Wright is a teacher/education blogger living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Currently, she serves as the high school learning consultant for Prairie South Schools. Her passion in education is social justice, global education and helping students make the world a better place. Shelley is currently working on a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, with a focus on mobile technology & literacy.


Classroom Strategies

Classroom management apps can be a great time saver and help you better organize your classroom, teaching work, and be a better teacher. There are hundreds of classroom management apps for teachers.  This link [here] give the Top 19 Classroom Management Apps for teachers. Click [here] to learn more about 32 ways to use Google Apps in the Classroom and Schools.

There are various instructional tools that may capture students attention according to their learning styles. Classroom teachers have to work through implementing each one because the art may vary depending on the topic, student readiness, prior knowledge, attitude, and delivery method. Click [here] to learn more.








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Web 2.0 Tools 


Cool Tools for Schools

This site has been compiled by Lenva Shearing to include various cool web 2.0 tools used in classrooms
Dropbox Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
Create maps of texts, images, videos, pdfs, drawings to present in a nonlinear way.  Move presentations beyond a slideshow but excitement.
Use a speaking avatar to tell stories or text.
Create a slideshow of images or video that allows you and others to comment on each photo by text, audio or video.  Embed into any webpage.
Survey Monkey SurveyMonkey is the world's most popular online survey tool. It's easier than ever to send free surveys, polls, questionnaires, customer feedback and market research.
Edmodo   Edmodo is designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. On Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student understanding, and award badges to individual students based on performance or behavior.
 Import pictures and movies form your computer or from web sites.  Create stunning pages using creative elements.  Embed into any webpage or share.
Google Docs  

Upload files, edit anytime from anywhere, choose who can access, share and collaborate.