Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Alabama 2011-2013 Masters of Science, Instructional Design University of South Alabama 2001-2004 Bachelor of Science, Secondary State of Alabama Professional Educator Certificate 2004-2019 Secondary, Grades 6-12, General Social Science

Mrs. Mary Kathryn Bishop, 8th Grade Social Studies

About Me

This will be my TWELTH year teaching at Fairhope Middle School. Wow! What a journey it has been! I LOVE the content we get to cover through this course and love that I get to teach in the same middle school I went to years ago. Yes, I am a pirate through and through. I have two children (Hays, 8 and Mollie Katen, 6) and two dogs and I have been married for 111 years as well. I am looking forward to a great school year! Go Pirates!


Fairhope Middle School                                                  2007-Present


  • Co-Sponsor, Student Government Association 2016-Present
  • Chairperson, ACIPContinuous Improvement Plan              2014-2016
  • DEN Star Phase I Facilitator             2014
  • Co-Chair, AdvancED Accreditation Committee 2013-2014
  • Social Studies Adoption Committee             2014
  • Digital Renaissance Leadership Academy             2014
  • Presenter, CCRS-A Close Read in Social Studies 2014
  • DEN STAR Educator             2013-Present
  • Yearbook Co-Sponsor             2011-2013
  • Cheerleading Sponsor             2009-2010
  • Builders Club Sponsor             2007-2009