Ms. Spangler graduated from ACA in 2019 with the first graduating class. She was the president and founder of Student Government as well as the class Salutatorian. After graduation, she attended Washington and Lee University where she studied English and math, and she now teaches both subjects in our middle school.
Ms. Spangler notes that ACA has changed academically and socially since she graduated. Academically, Ms. Spangler has noticed that the teachers and curriculum are more “thoughtful and flexible”. As a literature teacher, she appreciates annotation questions, which ensure reading comprehension, instead of study questions. As a math teacher, she commends the stats project for being a practical lesson for students. Ms. Spangler also values that girls can wear pants, the House System, Cav period, and advisory for allowing space for “fun, which is a good thing.”
Ms. Spangler loves teaching and loves her students.
“I know these kids intimately and deeply because so much of my life is shared with them,” she said. She loves to “watch her students be.” From student to teacher, Ms. Spangler has been a part of ACA for 10 years.