McAlister, Kayleigh - 8th ELA

Kayleigh and momI love being a member of the Cane Creek family!

My name is Kayleigh McAlister. I was born in South Carolina but was raised in Haywood County, NC. Being a teacher is the only career I ever aspired to do. In second grade, I was in a reading buddy program where I was fortunate enough to get to read to a kindergarten class that my younger sister was in and I knew that was what I wanted to do forever.

I am married with two rescue/adopted dogs. We will also be adding a third little pup in 2021! I am an auntie of two sweet nephews and one precious niece. 

I graduated from Haywood Early College in 2013 with my high school diploma and an Associate in Arts. Then, I went to Western Carolina University where I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. During my second and third years of teaching I went back to Western Carolina University to get my Master's in Middle Grades Education: Literacy. I am currently certified to teach 6th-9th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies. I am also an adjunct professor at WCU (Go Cats)! At CCMS I am an 8th grade ELA teacher and the head volleyball coach! I am thankful to be apart of the Cane Creek Middle School family and look forward to teaching and coaching volleyball here for many years to come! 

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