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Tina Lott Riddle

8 months ago

Tina Lott Riddle


Ranburne High School
Class of 1988 

Teacher and Guidance Counselor
Ranburne High School

A class of 1988 honor graduate and class vice-president, Mrs. Riddle was also chosen as MVP in basketball for the Lady Bulldogs. She was captain of the varsity cheerleaders.

Her favorite memory of being a student in Cleburne County Schools was
“the pride and love of my school in singing the Alma Mater as a group at pep rallies and on the buses when our teams hit the Ranburne city limits.”

When asked how our school system prepared her for life after high school, she replied, “My teachers were top-of-the-line. They were knowledgeable and had high expectations. The pushed me to work harder and to be prideful in everything I did, and I feel that way to this day.”

Mrs. Riddle graduated from West Georgia College in 1993 with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education and from Jacksonville State University in 2004 with an M.S. in School Counseling and also from The University of Alabama in 2013 earning a M.A. in Educational Leadership.

Tina has been teaching and counseling in Cleburne's schools for 25 years.  She is married and has two children that attend Cleburne's schools. She says that she wouldn't live or raise her children anywhere else.



April Truett Poling

8 months ago

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Cleburne County High
Class of 1991
Valedictorian

Former Navy Physician who currently works at the VA Hospital in Montgomery and a business owner with Rodan and Fields 

Being the drum major for the CCHS band, April’s band memories are among her favorite from high school. She was also chosen for All-State Band. She was a member of the math team and the drama team. She says, “Band was the best!”.

Mrs. Poling credits the “excellent teachers, opportunities, and good diversity” in Cleburne County Schools with preparing her for life after high school.

She earned a bachelor’s in engineering (biomedical) with a minor in music (vocal performance) and MD. She has board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and a certificate in Tropical Medicine.

Her husband is a retired Navy officer.  They have two children, a daughter who is 12 and a son who is 9. They raise chickens for the colorful eggs. She was a Navy physician for about 10 years and now works at the VA in Montgomery.  She also owns her own skincare business in Rodan+Fields.



Casey McKnight Scroggins

8 months ago

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scroggins


Cleburne County High School
Class of 1995

School Psychologist
Tuscaloosa County Schools

Casey McKnight Scroggins graduated 3rd in the Class of 1995. She enjoyed being a member of the band, being active in many clubs, and being Roarie the Tiger during her senior year.  She recalls, “My senior year, the football team played in the Championship game against TR Miller. We didn't win but the school spirit and town spirit was awesome. It was like this throughout my time in school there. Working in schools now, I don't see this school spirit nearly as much”.

Not only was school spirit high at CCHS, Mrs. Scroggins boasts, “The English department was THE BEST around! I was well-prepared for my college classes in English and actually received a minor in English. I also think that we were taught problem solving skills which definitely helped me in college and now in life. Current schools have to teach "testing" skills and I feel like our kids are missing out on those problem solving and "thinking outside of the box" skills that were taught in all of our classes”.

She holds an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the University of Alabama and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Prior to attending UA, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Jacksonville State University.

She and her husband Tom have been married for 15 1/2 years and have 4 children. Emily is 12 and their triplets, Norah, John and Shelby are 8. They enjoy traveling to new places. Her dad lives with them in Tuscaloosa and she says that he is “a BIG help”.



Christie Rainey

8 months ago

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rainey


Ranburne High School
Class of 1989

Teacher at Ranburne High School

An honor graduate, varsity cheerleader and basketball player, Mrs. Rainey was also voted “Most School Spirit” and selected as Homecoming Queen at RHS. She was in the drama club, FCA, SADD, and on the math team.

“Being a part of the Cleburne County School System prepared me academically for what was to come in college. Coming from a small school system, I feel that I was able to get the best education possible because the teachers were able to spend time with me individually if I needed extra help. I also feel that Cleburne County Schools helped me to want to be successful in all that I set out to do”, believes Rainey.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education and a master’s degree in early childhood education. Mrs. Rainey was selected as the RHS Teacher of the Year for 2017 and was also selected as Keep It In Cleburne Teacher of the Year in 2015.

Rainey says that being a student in this system is “like being in a big family”.

She said, “Teachers always wanted us to do well and saw to it that we worked to be the best possible in all that we did. Being a cheerleader and playing basketball, I was able to create many lasting memories! The coaches and teachers helped to instill a sense of pride that I still have for RHS today”.

She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Greg Rainey, for 28 years. They have two children, Kayla and Wil,  who are also alumni of Ranburne High School. Kayla graduated in 2008, and Wil graduated in 2017. She enjoys spending time at a Rock Springs Baptist Church where she teaches the Older/Younger Children's Sunday School class and enjoys singing in the choir. Spending time at the beach, reading, planting flowers and working in her yard are among her favorite things to do.



Tassa Mason Cooper

10 months ago

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mason
cooper


Cleburne County High School
Class of 1992

Teacher at Cleburne County High School

An honor graduate at CCHS, Mrs. Cooper was also a cheerleader captain and UCA All-American cheerleader, Girls’ State Representative, and Miss FHA. Her classmates voted her Most Popular and Homecoming Maid. She credits her involvement in SADD, Drama Club, Science Club, Prayer and Bible Club, Pep Club, Beta Club, Tiger Times, FCA, and Student Council for her leadership skills. Tassa attended Cleburne County Elementary School.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Jacksonville State University. As a CCHS teacher, her school spirit can still be seen at pep rallies and other school events. She is a pastor’s wife. Her husband, Mark Cooper, also attended CCHS. Their son, Sam, is a 2015 CCHS graduate and their daughter, Macey, is a sophomore.

She feels that Cleburne Schools prepared her for college both socially and academically. 


Kimie Meadows

10 months ago

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meadows


Ranburne High School
Class of 2006

Speech-Language Pathologist
Ranburne Elementary School
Ranburne High School


While a student at Ranburne High School, Kimie was president of FCA and RHS Student Council. She was a member of both the softball and basketball teams. When asked how Cleburne Schools prepared her for life after high school, she replied, “RHS provided me with confidence to chase my dreams. They set the bar high and always made sure I knew they believed in me! Mrs. Gibbs checked in on me throughout my college career and still does to this day.  My coaches helped instill discipline and hard work. My teachers provided direction and ultimately helped me pick my career”.

Her participation in athletics and the friends she made are among her favorite memories of attending Ranburne High School.

Mrs. Meadows added, “I married my high school sweetheart Dustin Meadows and we now have 2 children, Karoline (7) and Landry (2). I am the Speech-Language Pathologist for RES/RHS and all surrounding daycares in our area. My degree allows me to work in multiple settings. In the afternoons, I provide Speech-Language services in the home health setting for individuals with motor speech disorder, neurogenic disorders and swallowing difficulties. My family and I attend Union Hill Baptist Church. We enjoy traveling and taking short spontaneous trips!”.

Her post-high school education and certifications include: Bachelor of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia. Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathologist. Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). State Licensure in Alabama and Georgia for Speech-Language Pathology.  Teacher certification for Speech-Language Pathology.