Little Known Facts

Carol Kahler  [back to top]

Position:  Principal

Hails from: West Virginia



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Katie Beck [back to top]

Position: School Counselor

Hails from:  Yorktown, Virginia, but grew up moving around a lot because my Dad was in the Air Force.

Education:  B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech, M. Ed in School Counseling from the College of William & Mary.

Experience:  This is my second year at SMS.  Before coming here I was an Elementary School Counselor in North Carolina.

Little Known Fact:  I've broken my collarbone twice.


Elissa Grantham [back to top]

Teaches:  English 7

Hailes from:  Richmond, VA (but my heart has always been in the mountains)

Education:  VT – GO HOKIES!!!!

Experience:  Have taught middle school since 2000.  Before teaching I managed a Burger King, sold police equipment and cars, and helped supervise a few events at the White House.

Little known fact:  Wanted to be an astronaut while growing up.  Would still jump at the chance to go into space.


Sheri Edwards  [back to top]

 Teaches:  Math 8, Physical Science

 Hails from:  San Antonio, TX

 Education:  Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas @ San Antonio

 Experience:  2-yrs teaching science at Pearsall Jr. High in Texas, 3-yrs at SMS

 Little known fact:  Collects crazy glasses (eyeglasses!)

Anita Alderman  [back to top]
 Position:  Secondary Instructional Coach

 Hails from:  Norfolk, Virginia 

 Education:  B.S. English - Radford University, M.A. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Virginia Tech

Experience:  Has taught in Montgomery County since 1999

 Little known fact:  Grew up as an Air Force brat and has lived in many places across the United States and in two European countries.

Heather Wilson  [back to top]
 Position:  Health & Physical Education

 Hails from:  5 different states...but Cleveland, OH mostly 

 Education:  Kent State University

Experience:  Currently on year 8 at SMS

 Little known fact:  I'm related to Batman!  (technically the actor thast played Batman in the 2016 movie "Batman vs. Superman")