Kate Browning
McGill-Toolen Class of 2001

Kate feels very fortunate to have been able to attend Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way to law school. She graduated from St. Pius in 1997 and was in the McGill-Toolen Class of 2001. She went on to graduate from Spring Hill College and Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. Kate currently works in Mobile for her father’s law firm, Richard E. Browning, P.C. They specialize in the areas of Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury.

Kate says, “I think what I loved most about McGill was the concept of helping students to grow and better themselves in mind, body and spirit. McGill-Toolen Catholic is a true community, and there is a niche for everyone.” Kate found her niche by participating in clubs such as the Student Ambassador's Club, Pro-Life Club and Key Club and playing on the girls' tennis team all four years. She enjoyed being challenged in AP and Honors classes. Kate says she loved the fact that she attended a high school that not only had exciting football games and entertaining plays, but a place where she had the opportunity to attend Mass in the school gym and begin each class with a prayer.

“While at McGill-Toolen Catholic, I was surrounded by students who became some of my closest friends and still are to this day.”, Kate said. As an alumnus, she thoroughly enjoys attending events such as football games and the Jacket Jubilation. She is really looking forward to her ten-year reunion this summer, as well! Kate said, “I cannot believe it has already been a decade since graduation, but I will be eternally grateful for the preparation I received at McGill- Toolen Catholic and look forward to being an active alumnus for many years to come.

English Faculty

Peggy Pritchett
English Department Chair
Bio: 12 years at McGill-Toolen; 39 years in education
Education:B.A., Spring Hill College
Courses: Honors and College Prep Lit/Comp
Extra assignments: Senior Moderator

Mary Emilie AcklenMary Emilie Acklen
4 years at McGill Toolen; 29 years in education
Education: B.A., Rhodes College, M.A.T. University of Memphis, MA Univ of Memphis, AA Gifted Ed. University of South Alabama
Courses: AP English Lit and Comp., College Prep World Literature, College Prep British Literature.
Extra assignments: Scholars Bowl and Hi Q Competitions

Kim Baer
Bio: 7 years at McGill-Toolen; 20 years in education
B.S., University of Connecticut
Senior CP and Junior AP English
Extra Assignments:
NHS Advisor


Roy BurnsRoy Burns
45 years at McGill-Toolen; 45 years in education
Education:B.S., Spring Hill College
Courses: Honors and College Prep World Literature
Extra assignments:Bookstore Manager

Mary Carter
2nd year at McGill-Toolen; 19 years in Education
Education: B.S., University of Georgia
Courses: College Prep Lit/Comp, Sophomore Pre-AP English
Extra assignments: National Honor Society


Nancy Fontenot
Bio:10 years at McGill-Toolen, 10 Years in Education
Education: B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., Yale University
Courses: Honors American Lit, College Prep British Lit
Extra Assignments:

Wendy Johnson
Bio: 1st year at McGill-Toolen; 4 years in Education
Creighton University - B.S.B.A International Business; Trevecca Nazarene University - M.A. Teaching
Courses: College Prep Lit/Comp and College Prep World Literature
Extra Assignments:

Camille Johnston
Bio: 2nd year at McGill-Toolen; 2 years in education
B.A. University of Alabama; M.Ed. University of South Alabama
Courses: Honors British Literature, Public Speaking, College Prep British Literature
Extra Assignments: JV Cheerleading Coach

Lance Lawley
4 years at McGill-Toolen; 11 years in education
B.A., Troy University; M.Ed, Mississippi College
College Prep Lit/Comp 9 /10th
Extra Assignments:
Asst. Football Coach

Judy MaddoxJudy Maddox
Bio: 27 years at McGill-Toolen; 37 years in education
Education:B.A.,English and Journalism Samford University, M.A., English University of South Alabama
Courses: Sophomore and Fresman English II
Extra assignments: After School Absence Make-Up, and Detention

Christen TeagueChristen Teague
Bio: 2nd year at McGill-Toolen, 2nd year in education
Education: B.A., Auburn University
Courses:College Prep American Literature
Extra Assignments:Varsity Cheerleading Coach

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