My name is Patty Bailey and I am the sixth grade math teacher at Double Springs Middle School. I am a 1979 graduate of Winston County High School, and a 1984 graduate of Jacksonville State University where I earned a degree in Elementary Education. I began my career as a 2nd grade teacher at Norwood Elementary School in Anniston, Alabama. My family relocated to Springville, Alabama where I taught 6th grade at Moody Middle School for four years. In 1998, I joined the staff of Double Springs Elementary School as a fifth grade teacher. Since that time, I have served 15 years in fifth grade, 2 years in fourth grade, and am now beginning my 3rd year in sixth grade. This school year is my 25th year of service in Alabama public schools.