|Ms. Ann Tillman, Principal
To the Grantswood Family,
is an honor to serve as principal at Grantswood Community School. This
is my twelfth year at Grantswood Community School, and my thirty-third
year as an educator. Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught
Special Education for fifteen years. I earned a Bachelors degree in
Special Education/Behavior Disorders from Auburn University (War
Eagle!) a Masters degree in Special Education/Mild Learning
Handicaps from Jacksonville State University, and a Educational
Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Samford University
from Cleveland, AL, a small rural town in Blount County, I lived in
Clay, AL for sixteen years and have recently downsized and
relocated to the Vestavia area. I have four adult children and 2 daughters-in-law,
ranging in age from twenty two to thirty two. I am "Honey"
(grandmother) to Easton, Laney, and Tatum, the sweetest, smartest, and cutest grandbabies ever!
the instructional leader of Grantswood, I, along with my awesome
staff, am committed to work diligently to ensure your child receives
high quality instruction in a positive learning environment. We are also
committed to maximizing the academic, social, and emotional growth of
your child, to continuous school improvement, and to our own
professional growth. We hold high standards for ourselves and for our
students. One of the great things about being an educator is that we
continue to learn, grow, and change along with our students.
takes a partnership to provide the best educational experiences for our
children. We look forward to working with you to make each child’s
experience at Grantswood a successful and rewarding one. Decades of
research indicate that when parents are involved, students have higher
grades, test scores, and graduation rates, better school attendance,
increased motivation and better self-esteem. When parents practice
reading at home with their child, the child makes significant gains in
reading achievement compared to those who only practice at school.
offer many resources to assist you in supporting your child. Please ask
your child’s teacher or the counselor about these resources. Your
involvement will show your child that you value his or her education and
support the school.
am privileged to share your most precious gift and want to serve you in
any way that I can. Don't hesitate to let me know if I can assist you
in any way.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child.