Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Communications, University of Alabama Bachelor's Degree, Secondary Education, Athens State University Master's Degree, Secondary Education, University of North Alabama Master's Degree, Guidance Counseling, University of West Alabama Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Arkansas State University

Erin Coggins

Erin Coggins has taught at SHS for 18 years. She currently advises the yearbook, newspaper and teaches the history electives, Great Wars and the Cold War. Coggins holds a BA in Communications from the University of Alabama, a BA in Secondary Education from Athens State University, a MA in Secondary Education from UNA, a MA in guidance counseling from the University of West Alabama, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University. She is also a Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association. Coggins was named the 2018 Alabama History Teacher of the Year and has been recognized as the Alabama Journalism Adviser of the Year six times. She sponsors the History Club-Teens for Troops and is active in working with veterans in our area. She is also a freelance journalist and public relations consultant.

Mrs. Coggins is married to SHS head basketball coach, Jamie Coggins. They have two fur babies, Chesney and Marley. For fun, Coggins likes to travel, read World War II fiction and non-fiction, volunteer for Forever Young Senior Veterans in Alabama, root for Alabama football and Golden State Warriors basketball and attend exercise classes at the YMCA.