Mrs. Alicia Allen
Hi! I am Ms. Allen and I have been teaching for 22 years with 14 of those years being at Blackmon Road. I was born into a military family but consider Yuma, Arizona my hometown. For my undergraduate studies, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University Montgomery. My Master’s in Education and Educational Specialist degrees in Middle Grades Education were conferred by Columbus State University. I am the mother of one awesome Army officer (who walked these very halls at Blackmon Road Middle School many years ago) and auntie to numerous nieces. I enjoy trivia, tripping over my own feet in group fitness classes and I may have a slightly unhealthy obsession with Albert Einstein.
Mrs. Diane Carr
I have been teaching science for 17 years. I spent the first 15 years in Harris County where I had a wonderful experience teaching 7th grade life science. Two years ago I moved closer to home, here in Columbus, where I once again taught life science to some wonderful 7th graders at Aaron Cohn Middle School. Now, having transferred from being a bulldog to an eagle, I am looking forward to making new relationships and having new experiences.
I have a degree and background in nursing, but stayed home with my 2 sons and home schooled them for a total of 12 years. When they enrolled in Hardaway, their teachers played an important role in my pursuing a second career as a teacher. Virtual learning is not so frightening to me because I know kids can learn well from home, so I bring a positive attitude into this year’s challenges.
I live with my husband of 40 years, my cat Lionel, a cockatiel bird named Kiwi, and a bunch of fish in an aquarium. Together we enjoy camping, bird watching, and even rock hunting as we share in the beauty of God’s world.
Mr. Donnie Ingram
6th Grade Science
Hello. My name is Donnie Ingram. I have a Specialist Degree in Middle School Education. I believe that people learn in a variety of ways. Therefore, I try to present lessons in a variety of ways in order to help all of my students to learn. From an adult stand point and a teacher stand point, one of the most important things I try to teach my students is to problem solve and think for themselves. We want our students to become lifelong learners who can solve minor and major issues as they arise. We are all in this together. I look forward to working with you all.
Mrs. Kim Udy
Hi, my name is Kimberly Udy and I have been teaching for 24 years. For 11 years, I taught high school Biology, Physical Science and Environmental Science, for 5 years I taught 4th & 5th grade math and science. For the past 8 years, I have been here at BRMS teaching 7th & 8th grade Science. I grew up in central Florida and a lot of my childhood was spent deep-sea fishing with my parents, getting in trouble for dissecting the bait, or playing with insects in the backyard instead of completing my chores. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Science Education from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Middle Grades Math & Science from Columbus State University. I have been married to my very patient husband Alan for 23 years and am a mom to two boys – Cameron, a senior at Georgia Southern University and Brendan, a senior at Shaw High School. As a former baseball mom, I am still trying to figure out a hobby for myself that does not involve getting physically hurt or collecting more animals (thus the patient husband statement).
Dr. Amy Won
7th Grade Life Science/ 8th Grade Physical Science
Dr. Amy Won received her education degree from Columbus State University in 2000 and continued her studies earning a Doctoral of Education- Curriculum & Instruction in 2014. She began her teaching career in Muscogee County School District in 2001. Dr. Won has been a science teacher at Blackmon Road Middle School since 2003 where she taught sixth grade science for over 11 years. For the past 6 years she has taught 7th grade Life Science and looks forward to adding 8th grade Physical Science classes to her schedule this year. Dr. Won and her husband, Mr. Young Won, have 1 daughter, Allison. When she is not teaching or fulfilling mom duties, she enjoys practicing martial arts and biking.