Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English Education (2001)- Talladega College M.A. Ed. Leadership (2008)- University of AL Ed.S. Ed. Leadership (2010)- University of AL ED.D. Inst. Leadership (2017)- University of AL
Dr. Monte B. Abner
I am a native of Wilcox County, Alabama and a 1997 graduate of Wilcox Central High School. After graduating from high school, I entered Talladega College on a presidential scholarship and graduated with honors in 2001 with a degree in English Education. I also attended the University of Alabama and received a Masters’ Degree and an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Administration.
Currently, I have 20 years of experience in education. I taught English at Fayetteville High School and served as girls' basketball coach. I also taught English at Talladega High School and served as ISS teacher, ARI secondary reading coach, academic coach, and sponsor/advisor to several clubs and organizations. In 2009, I left the classroom to become assistant principal at Saks High School. I remained assistant principat at SHS until 2012 when I took on the role of assistant principal at Weaver High School.
At the conclusion of the 2012-2013 academic year, I accepted the position as principal of Indian Valley Elementary School, a PK-2 school in the Syclacauga City School System. I held this post for six years until May 2019 when I accepted the position of principal of McAdory Middle School.
In addition to my professional career, I serve on my church's (Champion Church Talladega) leadership team and director of leadership and ministry development, as well as community outreach. I am the co-founder and executive director of MIRROR Image Male Mentorship, Image League Basketball, Man UP Initiative, Face 2 Face Mentoring Breakfast, Choices Teens, and Manifest Destiny Boys Summit.
“Who you are now must have an encounter with who you are destined to become.”