Instructional Coaches - Crawford & Stephenson

A picture of Leslie Crawford the Academic Coach
Leslie Crawford - Instructional Coach

My name is Leslie Crawford, and I'm so excited for the great things to come this school year! While this is my fifth year at HMS, it will be my eleventh year teaching with experience in both ELA and social studies in grades 6-8. I'm excited to serve as one of the instructional coaches at HMS and work alongside the most dedicated and supportive staff.

I have an Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University and a serious passion for learning, coffee, and young adult literature. I live in Valdosta with my husband, Jacob, and our son, Finley.

A pic of Mrs. Stephenson
Alicia Stephenson -
 Instructional Coach

My name is Alicia Stephenson and I am thrilled to work with the students and teachers at Hahira Middle School.  This is my 20th year teaching and second year at HMS.  Throughout my teaching career, I have worked with students in grades 6-9 in math, social studies, and ELA.  HMS is a family of teachers and staff that fosters student learning and I am excited to be part of this team.

I graduated with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University and have a Masters and Specialist degrees from Augusta University in Curriculum and Instruction.  I live in Valdosta with my husband, Joshua, and sweet puppy, Winston.