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Alicia Vanderford

     I am a 2004 graduate of Pearl High School.  I attended the University of Southern Mississippi where I obtained my Bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2008. I graduated from William Carey University in May 2019 where I obtained my Masters degree in Elementary Education.  I am certified in Reading, English, and Social Studies K-12. This is my 14th year teaching, and Northside is my home.  I have taught all 14 years here at Northside, 1 1/2 years in 2nd grade, and the remaining in 3rd grade. 

     I married my husband, Bill, June of this past summer. I am a mother of two boys. John Paul is 11 years old and in 6th grade at Pearl Junior High. My other son is Camp who is 8 years old and in 3rd grade here at Northside. I also have two bonus babies that are my husband's children.  Daylen is 22, lives in Kansas, and she serves in the military full time.  Colton is 18 and a 2022 graduate of Brandon. In my spare time, you can find me on the soccer or baseball field. If we lived closer to the beach, that's where I would be ALL the time!