Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Secondary Education University of Michigan B.A. English Language and Literature University of Michigan Alabama Class B, Secondary Certification Highly Qualified in 6-12 English (006)
Ms. Abigail Genise
My name is Abby Genise and I am excited to be teaching English at Hartselle High School this year. I was born and raised in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and my Master of Arts in Secondary Education. My teaching career then began in 2013. I first taught 11th grade English in Washington D.C. for one year, then taught 10th and 11th grade English in San Diego, California for one year before I settled in Huntsville, Alabama in 2015. I taught 9th and 10th grade English and coached tennis at Mae Jemison High School before I began teaching to Hartselle in 2019.
When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, writing, competing in races, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family. I am very excited to be assisting with the tennis program here at Hartselle and sponsoring National Honor Society. I am passionate about helping students find their voices as authors and acknowledge the uniqueness that they bring to the world through their writing. My favorite quote about teaching is, "They never care how much you know, until they know how much you care."