Mary McElroy
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

By Rachel Robertson, Class of 2012

As a small town girl living in Robertsdale, Mary McElroy has always dreamed of living in the big city, and now she finally has her chance. Accepted to Barnard College in New York City, Mary has certainly made McGill-Toolen proud. Her hard work and leadership are exemplified not only through a rigorous course load but through varsity soccer and multiple clubs as well. Lettering in a varsity sport her junior and senior year, Mary has learned what balancing a schedule really means. Her commute to school takes an hour, and her soccer practice and homework often grow overwhelming. She explains that taking on so many responsibilities has taught her how to discover what is important in life: school, soccer, family, and friends. Even with athletics and academics, she always makes time for a social life. She credits McT for her Catholic education that readies her to face any challenge that may arise in the future. Devoted not only to God but to school as well, Mary serves in the Ambassador Club, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Hi-Q Team, and The McGillian newspaper, using her impressive intellect to give back to McGill. She eagerly accepted the challenge of five AP classes her senior year, ultimately graduating with a 4.17 weighted GPA and 32 on the ACT. Becoming a National Merit Commended Student and voted Ideal Graduate of McT, Mary became the desired student of every college; she received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy, was accepted to the Honors Program at Boston College, and was accepted to Fordham University where she was offered the Deanís Honor Scholarship. Despite all of her options, Mary was most attracted to Barnard College, where she will attend this upcoming fall majoring in environmental biology.

Social Studies Faculty

Kirk Powell
Social Studies Department Chair
Bio: 33 years at McGill-Toolen and 33 years in education
Education: B.S. 1979 and M.S. 1985 from the University of South Alabama
Courses: Geography/ US History
Extra assignments: Drama Moderator and Chairman of the History Department

Terry Buckner
4th year at McGill-Toolen, 12 years in Education
BS Secondary Education; University of Alabama
World History, Sociology
Extra Assignments:
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Angelo Harris
Bio: 40 years at McGill-Toolen and 40 years in education
Education: B.S University of Alabama (Major in history;
minor in physical education) 1971
Masters of Education--U. S. A. 1979
Courses: US America II
Extra assignments: Mentor cross country and track

Reed Hotard
Bio:1st year at McGill-Toolen and 4 years in education
Education:B.S. University of Southern Mississippi; M.A.T. University of Southern Mississippi
Courses:US History II
Extra Assignments:Freshman Boys Basketball Coach

Bob Langley
Bio: 20 years at McGill-Toolen and 27 years in education
Education: B.A.E University of Mississippi
M.E. University of South Alabama
Courses: College-Prep American Government,
College-Prep Economics, AP World History
Extra assignments: Moderator,Chess Club

Matt Moore
Bio: 1st year at McGill-Toolen and 5 years
Education: B.S. University of Alabama
Courses: Psychology, Health
Extra assignments:Head Baseball Coach

Laurie Morgan
3 years at McGill-Toolen
Spring Hill College BS Psychology; Masters of Arts Teaching from Spring Hill College
American Government, Economics, Honors World History
Extra Assignments:
Model United Nations

Phillip Murphy
7 years at McGill and 12 years in Education
B.S. Social Sciences, University of Mobile; Class B Certification Social Science 6-12
US History II
Extra Assignments:
Head Boy's Basketball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director

David Peebles

Bio: 2nd Year at McGill-Toolen
Education: B.A. History and Sociology, University of South Alabama; Candidate for M. Ed. Health Education, University of South Alabama
Courses: World History
Extra assignments: Asst. Varsity Football Coach

Phil Proctor
Bio: McGill-Toolen since 1995 and in education since 1995
Education: B.A. University of Montevallo, MAT from Spring Hill College 2008
Courses: U.S. History I, Southern Culture, World Geography
Extra assignments:


Ruben Risco
1 year at McGill-Toolen, 2 years in Education
B.A. History, University of Mobile; M. Ed. Secondary Education, University of South Alabama
Modern World History, US History II
Extra Assignments:
Head Boys Soccer Coach
Modern World History

U.S History II
Boys Soccer

Mark Tenhundfeld
1st year at McGill
Education: Yale University, B.A. Political Science; Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.; Spring Hill College, Master of Artsin Teaching(Pending)
Courses:AP American Government & Politics, Honors American Government, Honors Economics
Extra Assignments:
AP Government Webpage
Honors Government Webpage
Honors Econ Website

Daniell Tillman
3rd year at McGill-Toolen, 5th year in education
B.A.'s in History and Philosophy, M.A. Social Studies Education
AP European History, Honors Modern World History
Extra Assignments:
Assistant Drama Moderator

Abby Woodard
1st year ay McGill and 8 years in education
B.S. Secondary Education, University of South Alabama; M.A. History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
AP United States History, World Geography, United States History I
Extra Assignments:

Readers Choice Award


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