Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's (2000) and Master's (2003) Degrees in Collaborative Education from the University of South Alabama

Mrs. Kelly Lanicek, 8th Grade Regular and Advanced English

My name is Kelly Lanicek and this year I will be teaching 8th grade Regular and Advanced English. I received both my bachelor's (2000) and master's  (2003) degrees in Collaborative Education from the University of South Alabama. I was born and raised in Fairhope, and I have been married for almost 20 years to Wes Lanicek. We have a son, Logan who is 16 years old, and a daughter, Teagan who is 13 years old.

I began my teaching career at Fairhope Middle School in 2000. My teaching philosophy is simply to provide a positive, structured learning/working environment that focuses on mutual respect, team work and success! (It never hurts to add in a little fun too!) 

When not busy with teaching, I enjoy reading, drinking coffee, ORGANIZING, and watching HGTV! FMS is my home and I can't imagine loving any school/students/co-workers anymore than I do! GO PIRATES! 

Note to my new 2020-2021 Parents & Students:

Happy Last Few Days of Freedom!! 

I am Kelly Lanicek, your child's 8th grade English teacher!  I try to start the year a bit ahead of the game by learning about my kiddos before school starts. Each year I ask 'my' parents (you) to complete a quick survey for me so that I can begin to understand my new crew! Please take a minute and click on the link below to complete the survey. The more I know, the better I can serve!   It also kind of freaks them out when I already know something about them on the first day! When they question me,  I just assure them that you and I are already best friends who communicate regularly! 

I am truly looking forward to an awesome year working with both you and your child! Always feel free to contact me with any questions! See you soon!