Marcia Farabee currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Gadsden City Schools. She has been a public-school educator for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from Gadsden High School, Mrs. Farabee went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from JSU, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Education with a concentration in ESL and Curriculum from UAB. As a teacher Mrs. Farabee is certified in grades 4-12 for history, social science composite, English, and language arts. She is also certified as a P-12 ESL teacher and Nationally Board Certified in social-studies-history/adolescence and young adulthood. She has taught all levels of English and social science in grades 6-12, adjunct classes in Colleges of Education, elementary and secondary ESL interdisciplinary classes and has coached basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field. She has been a Sweet Sixteen finalist for Teacher of the Year twice, and has received multiple other honors in education including the Marbury Technology Innovation Award, UAB Outstanding Alumni in ESL, and the VFW Citizenship District Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Farabee has served as an administrator and lead teacher on numerous curriculum development task forces and advisory boards, and presents annual workshops for students and teachers.