Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in English and Print Journalism Master's degree in Secondary English Education
Ms. Amy Overton
My name is Amy Overton. I am a new English Language Arts teacher at the Smiths Station Freshman Center. I grew up in Smiths Station and graduated from Smiths Station High School in 1990. I was active in the drama club and yearbook when I was in high school. After high school I attended CVCC on a theatre scholarship and later transferred to Troy (State) University in Troy, where I earned a bachelor's degree in English and Print Journalism in 1996. I worked in Troy at the Troy Messenger newspaper for five years before moving back to Smiths Station. After moving home, I worked at the Phenix Citizen, now known as The Citizen of East Alabama, and Cable TV of East Alabama for more than 10 years before returning to school to earn my master's degree. In 2014, I graduated from Columbus State University with a master's degree in Secondary English Education. My first teaching job was at South Girard School in Phenix City where I taught theatre arts. I have been teaching ELA at Richards Middle School in Columbus, Ga., for the past 4 years. I am thrilled to be back home at SSFC teaching freshman English. I live in Phenix City with my daughter, Lani, who is a 10th grader at Smiths Station High School. We have two dogs, Blu, a black standard poodle, and Hazel, a chorkie, who lives with her grandmother.