Summer Chance Staff Photo
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University 
  • Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAB


 Professional Educational Experience

  • Madison City Schools

       -2nd grade


       -First Grade


  • Athens City Schools

       -First Grade (3 years)

  • Decatur City Schools

      -First Grade

Additional Qualifications

  • Considered Highly Qualified under No Child Left Behind Act

  • ARI-Alabama Reading Initiative Trained (2)

  • AMSTI Trained

  • Trained in Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, (DIBELS) Reading Intervention

  • Success Maker Trained

  • Knowledge Box Trained

  • Trained by Alabama Department of Education: Concept-Based Parallel Curriculum

  • Prepared individualized education plans and facilitated IEP meetings for students identified as Gifted under Alabama guidelines

  • Organized and implemented enrichment activities for advanced students school wide

  • Coached other teachers on enrichment strategies

  • Trained by Bureau of Education & Research: Strategies to Enhance Gifted Students

  • Trained in Character Education, Crisis & Classroom Management

  • Trained in Multimedia Instructional Technology

  • Completed Lee v. Macon Instructional Strategies

  • Completed Lee v. Macon Positive Behavioral Support & Intervention Strategies

  • Trained in Beginning Reading Model, Reading Program

  • Facilitated & Managed Multi-Age Cooperative Reading Program

  • Trained in Guided Reading & Guided Writing Programs

  • Designed Reading & Math Resource Kits

  • Trained by Debbie Miller, Reading Program

  • Trained by Sharon Taberski, On Solid Ground Reading Program

  • Trained in Hands-on Activity Science Projects Program

  • Trained in ESL Instructional Management

  • Trained in Medication Assistance




My name is Summer Chance and I am a 2nd grade teacher here at Horizon Elementary School.  I have been teaching since 2000 and have taught 2nd grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten and Gifted.  I am originally from Athens and currently live there with my husband, Matthew and my two precious little boys, Hayden and Sawyer.  They both love playing outside, swimming, and sports.  My favorite things to do include spending time with my family whether playing outside or snuggling on the couch watching a movie!  My other love is teaching!  I am so excited about a new year with a new group of kids!  Get ready for an adventure full of fun and learning!!