Phone: 256.851.4560


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English/History, Athens State College 1991 B.S.Ed. (Language Arts), Athens State University 2003 M.Ed. Instructional Leadership, Samford University 2012

Mrs. Beth Patterson Knight

Career Experience:
Sparkman 9th Grade School 2006-present
Sparkman High School 2003-2006

2022 Classes:
Honors English 9
English 9

I love the age group and the material that I get to teach in ninth grade. I'm passionate about reading and writing, so my job is important to me on many levels. I truly believe that my students need the skills learned in my classroom to help them become successful adults. Not only do I ask them to think critically about whatever they are reading, but I expect them to be able to write intelligently about it as well.

In real life, almost everyone is expected to be able to read, analyze, and write effectively. Although I'm asking them to do so through literature and nonfiction, these skills can help them when they are asked to read college textbooks, when they decide to read a website for information, or when they are reading instructions about putting something together. The skills are imperative even if the classic canon may not seem to be. If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

Also, you are welcome to follow me on Twitter @mrsknighttweets where I tweet about education, reading, books, dogs, the beach, and BAMA athletics! :-) RTR, BPK

updated 8/23/2022