Maddox Middle School Student Newspaper

Coach Moody is our Feature Teacher this week!

The Feature Teacher for this week is Mr. Lincoln Moody.  We spent some time with Coach Moody to learn more about him and his love of teaching.

Why do you think it’s a good idea to put fun and creativity in your lessons?

To engage my students in the learning process, plus it’s fun!

What’s your favorite thing about teaching?

The interaction and “light bulb” moments that happen with my students. It is also one of the few professions where you get to start over each year. That is a big plus!

How big of an Alabama fan are you?

Huge! Very passionate, but not vomitus. I always want BAMA to be victorious, whether it’s football or tiddlywinks!

Why did you choose to teach civics?

Dr. Crawford, my first principal,  “suggested” I do it, but I love it. Students need to begin thinking about being responsible productive citizens.

If you could choose a grade to teach, what grade would it be?

I’ve only taught 12th, 8th, and 7th and each possess their own set of pros and cons.

Is it true that in college you were the mascot?

Yes. I was “Cocky” for three years at Jacksonville State University. It was awesome! You get the best seat at the games and it paid half tuition. Go Cocks!

How many years have you been teaching?

This is my 16th year. It does not seem that long. I guess I am now an old teacher in the school.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

I have a truly awesome bride whom I love immensely. She is my champion! She is also a great mom! We have two boys. Mckinley a.k.a. Mack is in the 2nd grade at T.R. Simmons and loves playing outdoors, especially if there is dirt available. Miller is our other son and he attends the Pre K program at T.R. Simmons. Miller likes to play outside but prefers mud to dirt. Cristy and I kid each other by saying Miller could find mud in the desert. Both boys are very accomplished users of their mom’s iPad and our Wii gaming system. Mack and Miller also like to be loud, run amuck, and slam-into, and/or punch each other or their daddy or neighbor or friend on a pretty regular basis, all in the spirit of good, clean fun.

By:  Hollie Beth Spivy and Baxley Roberts


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