Principal's Bio

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Mrs. Mary Markham
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Principal's Bio 

Principal's Bio


I am a native of Fort Lauderdale Florida. I was formally educated in the Broward County Public School System. I continued my studies at the prestigious Alabama State University and Auburn University Montgomery. I have been employed by the Montgomery Public School System for seventeen years. During my tenure, I have been a classroom teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. I am proud to currently serve as the principal of Catoma Elementary School.

I am married to Houston Markham III. We have two children, Cody and Payton. I enjoy shopping and traveling in my spare time. I have a heart for young people and enjoy the challenges of molding and inspiring the young minds.

I started my professional teaching career in July 1998, as a 7th Grade Life Science teacher at Bellingrath Junior High School where I taught for 4 years. I spent the next two years at Sidney Lanier High School as a High School Guidance Counselor. I served as assistant principal at Lanier High School from 2004-2009. I was responsible for directing the school's business academy, which included hiring business academy teachers, managing the program's budget and implementing professional development activities for academy teachers. I also coordinated Lanier's tutorial and mentoring programs and provided supervision for athletics programs.

I have held positions in Montgomery Public Schools as school counselor and assistant principal at Sidney Lanier High School and as a science teacher at Bellingrath Jr. High and Principal at Bellingrath Middle School, McIntyre Middle School and currently Catoma Elementary School. In addition, I served as a U.S. Army reservist and developed and implemented the materials and supply budget for a unit of 300 soldiers.

I have a bachelor's in biology education and a master's in school counseling from Alabama State University, and an endorsement in educational leadership from Auburn University Montgomery.

I am a member of Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church where I serve on the Personal Board, a member of the HMBC PEARLS and on the Youth Advisory Board.

I am an active Lifetime member of Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Member of NEA National Education Association and AEA Alabama Education Association

Member of National Association of Principals

Member of CLAS Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

Member of ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Member of ASCA American School Counselor Association

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