Special Education

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Mrs. Alexis Holland

Alexis Holland attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders in 2018. She continued her studies at the University of Alabama and completed her Master’s Degree in 2021. Alexis began teaching as the Speech Therapist at Boaz Elementary School in 2022. She lives in Southside with her husband, Brandon Holland, an alumni of Boaz High School. She enjoys being on the lake in the summertime and spending time outdoors with her two dogs. Alexis is excited to be a part of the BES family!

 

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Mrs. Amy Creech

Amy Creech has been teaching special education since 1998. She graduated from Auburn University in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She continued her studies at Auburn and completed her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 1998. Amy began her career with Marshall County Schools and has continued teaching special education with Boaz City Schools since 2004. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2011, and is currently a special education teacher at Boaz Elementary School. Amy lives in Boaz with her husband and son.

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Mrs. Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips attended Athens State University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2001. She completed her Master’s degree in Special Education in 2017. She is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Carmen began working at Boaz Elementary School as a Special Education teacher in 2017. Carmen has a daughter, Savannah who is married, and two boys, Brody and Dawson.  Carmen enjoys living on the family farm in Blount County.  

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Ms. Melanie Collier

Ms. Melanie Collier began teaching Special Education at Boaz Elementary School in 2021. She has been in education since 2002 and graduated from Lexington High School in 1987. Melanie graduated from UNA with a BS in Exercise Science/Physiology then returned for her teaching certification from Athens State University with a BS in Health and Physical Education. While teaching PE at Albertville Elementary, she received her Masters degree and then her Educational Specialist degree in Special Education from JSU. She has previously coached volleyball and tennis. Melanie has two children and one grandson. Her daugher Rylei teaches 1st grade at Albertvile Primary School and is married to Michael; they have one son, Turner. Her son, Cody is manager/owner of Snead Homes. She loves spending time and playing with Turner, is a diehard Auburn fan, enjoys sports, DIYing, and playing with her dogs (Sam and Lily). She believes that being a part of BES is one of her best decisions ever!