Dr. Charly Porter Kusta

Phone: 256-751-5615


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English and Journalism, The University of Alabama M.A.Ed., The University of Alabama at Birmingham Ed.S., The University of Montevallo Ph.D., The University of Alabama (December 2018)

Dr. Charly Porter Kusta

My name is Charly Porter Kusta, and I am excited to be a member of Hartselle City Schools. I received my Bachelor's degree in English and journalism from The University of Alabama and my Master's degree in Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I also hold an Education Specialist degree from the University of Montevallo, and I will graduate in December with a Ph.D. in English/Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Alabama.

Prior to becoming an English teacher, I spent four years working for Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines as a copy editor and writer, so I love crafting stories, traveling, and eating good food! 

I am married to Kevin Kusta, an attorney in Decatur, and we have two children, Porter and Collins. Both children are also proud to be a part of Hartselle City Schools. In our free time, we enjoy spending time with our Scottish terrier, Doyle, and traveling the world.