Tuesday, February 4, 2014


"Except for parents, no one is more important to children's futures than their teachers." -
Kate Walsh




  My name is Marsha Coward.  I grew up in DeKalb, Mississippi and have lived there for most of my life until my husband and I recently moved to Noxapater, Mississippi to be near his parents.
    I am a graduate of Mississippi State University. My teaching career has been loads of fun.  I taught at West Lauderdale Elementary for eighteen years, West Kemper Elementary for four years, Louisville Elementary for one year, and Fair Elementary for the last three years.  I am currently teaching kindergarten and I love it!  The children bring me much joy and happiness every day.
   I am married to Troy Coward Jr. from Noxapater, Mississippi.  Troy is a timber buyer for Cooper Marine in Aliceville, Alabama.  We have two children Amy and Aaron.  Amy lives with her husband in Cullman, Alabama.  They have two children, Carson and Hallie.  Aaron and his wife live in La Place, Louisiana.  They have two children, Timothy and Riley.  Our four grandchildren are little rays of sunshine in our lives.
  I knew when I was in fifth grade that I wanted to be a teacher.  I love children and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.  Children are definitely a gift from God.


My name is Megan Moody. I am a 2009 graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and a 2012 graduate of Mississippi State University. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I began teaching at Fair Elementary in January 2013. My hobbies include shopping and anything outdoors. I also love to participate in and watch sports. I have been married to Hailey Moody for four years. Hailey works at Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and is a coach and a teacher. I love my job and look forward to coming to school each day to see the difference that I can make in my students lives.


My name is Sylvia Shanabrough, and I am a speech therapist at both Fair Elementary and Louisville Elementary.  I am a Louisville native and Louisville High School graduate.  After graduation, I attended Mississippi University for Women and earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. I was part of the last graduating class of MSCW, Mississippi State College for Women, which later became MUW.  Because of all the name changing, I actually received two diplomas. Lucky me!  My first job after college has been only job. Once I started working for the Louisville Public School System, I spent the next 35 years working there until I retired.  During that time, I worked at every school in the district except Noxapater.  Retirement did not last long for me since I went back to teaching part-time, which I don’t mind because I love my students.  From the time I was a young girl, I knew that I would not be happy if I didn’t have a career that allowed me to help others. I am very passionate about my job.  What better gift can you give than the ability to be able to communicate?
I have one daughter, Allison, and a granddog, Lola Grace. When I am not working, I enjoy decorating and painting my house.  I could spend hours browsing and trying to gain new followers on Pinterest.  My daughter now calls me the “Pinterest Queen.”  If you ever need someone to decorate a classroom, a wedding, a baby shower, or for vacation bible school, I’m your woman because those are all times I can bring my Pinterest inspirations to life.  Sometimes I like to spend my weekends as a movie goer checking out all the latest films. I’m a “DIE HARD” Bruce Willis fan and own almost all of his movies.  I like to finish out my weekend by attending church at The Way Community Church, where I am a member, to get refreshed for the week ahead.


My name is Tanya Trosper and I am a first grade teacher at Fair Elementary School.  I am a first year teacher.  I look forward to many more years of inspiring our future leaders of Winston County.  
I have two daughters, Sarah and Morgan Trosper.  I like to hunt, fish, but most of all I love spending time with my family.