Ms. Fowlkes' 5th Grade Social Studies Class

Phone: 256-734-4271


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Alabama  June 2006- December 2007 M.A. Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude University of North Alabama August 2000- December 2004 B.S. Elementary Education, Cum Laude  

Ms. Keenan Fowlkes, M.Ed


Welcome to a wonderful new year at West Elementary! I am thrilled and honored to be your child’s fifth grade Social Studies teacher! This is my 20th year to teach! I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UNA in Florence, AL. I am in the Army National Guard, Field Artillary, as well as a Crossfit L-1 Trainer. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. My passion is teaching and learning from children each day. In my spare time I love to spend time with my son, travel, read, study about artillary, and exercise. My favorite activity/hobby is Crossfit. 

I am blessed with one child. Brody, my son, is 13 and attends Cullman Middle School. I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your child! Each child becomes like my own since we spend many hours together at school. Please always feel free to contact me if you need anything. WEST IS BEST! 


I have 3 Mottos/phrases that I always use! :)

"Always be the teacher you would want your OWN child to have." 

"Work hard, play hard!"

"Kids are the coolest!'' :)



Awards and Other Recognition

Elected Super Citizen at West Elementary, 2023 

West Elementary Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 2214- Teacher of the year (2015-2016)

Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 2214- Teacher of the year (2014-2015)

Department of Alabama, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grades K-5 National (Top 10) (2012-2013)

Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 2214- Teacher of the year (2012-2013)

Recipient of Grants: Soil and Water Conservation Grant, Cullman City School Foundation Grant, Cullman Power Board Operation Round up Grants

Professional Development and Continuing Education

Edline, Website Training, Smartboard Training, iPad Training, STAR Training,
ARI, RTI, Comprehension Toolkit Training
Autism Workshops
Dyslexia Workshops
AMSTI Training

Certified to teach grades K-6

Certified to teach reading K-12

Lee V. Macon

Highly Qualified


West Elementary School

June 2023- present 5th grade Social Studies 

June 2020- past 5th Grade math and science 

June 2013-past 3rd Grade Teacher- All Subjects

June 2012-June 2013 Fourth Grade Teacher- Alabama History

July 2008-June 2012 Fourth Grade Teacher- Science

West Hardin Elementary School- Savannah, TN

June 2005-June 2008- 3rd Grade Teacher- All Subjects



3rd Grade Team Leader (2014-2020)

Director of the West Elementary Veterans Day Program (2012-Present)

Technology Planning Committee (2013-2014)

West Elementary Social Studies Committee Representative (2012-2013)

West Elementary Technology Assistant (2012-2013)

4th Grade Team Leader (2009-2013)

West Elementary Science Committee Representative (2008-2012)

Served as a supervising teacher for Athens State University (2008-Present)

Demonstrate and model lessons for future teachers and colleagues (2005-present)