University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi (Teach Mississippi Institute)
Concentration in Special Education
Arkansas State University
Master's In Educational Leadership
I began my teaching degree at Shadow Oaks Elementary School in January of 2010, where I began teaching a resource class for first and second grade students. During the 2011/2012 school year, I continued working at Shadow Oaks Elementary but moved to kindergarten inclusion. In August of 2012, I became a member of the HHS family, where I began teaching Job Skills Math 1-4 and Employment English 1-4 for the Occupational Diploma students. I am the Community Based teacher at HHS for my ninth year as a Tiger staff member. I will be teaching your child all subjects but concentrating on real life skills. I look forward to a wonderful year working with your child.
Hello my name is Raney Alford. I have been teaching at HHS since 2011. I am a wife to a very supporting husband and a mom to 3 daughters; Kaylee, 21, Karleigh, 12 and Ruby Kate, 4. My family is my life and when I am not at school I spend every free moment with them. You can usually find me at home in my kitchen making custom cookies and cakes.
I am a DeSoto County native. I have lived in the area since I was 6 months old. I graduated from Southaven High School in 1998. I then went on to attend Northwest Community College where I graduated with my associate’s degree. I chose the University of Mississippi to complete my Bachelor’s degree. After achieving my degrees I began teaching but wanted more. I went to Arkansas State University and finished my college by receiving my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, where I will one day become a principal when I feel like my time in the classroom has been complete.
My love for special education started in the 5th grade when I volunteered to read to the special education students at my elementary school. After that year, I knew I wanted to make a difference in students life that may just get passed by from a regular teacher. Special Education students are challenging, yet there are days when they finally get the assignment we work on and their eyes light up. There are others that are a struggle because the frustration of the student and may cause us to take a step back and rethink how we are learning. My days are never the same yet I love my job and am so thankful to get to work with these students.
Enrichment for all students
Sight words list for everyone to practice
Reading Comprehension Stories
Online Comprehension Practice