Congratulations to our
2020 Teacher Excellence Awards Recipients!

Each year Coach Saban and Ms. Terry look forward to honoring outstanding teachers in the Tuscaloosa community. During the current pandemic, additional roles and responsibilities have been asked of teachers beyond the typical job description. The recipients for the 2020 Teacher Excellence Awards are listed below. Thank you, teachers, for the dedication you show in helping your students reach their potential! 


American Christian Academy - Melanie Carter, Arcadia Elementary School - Temple Little, 

Big Sandy Elementary School - David Lammon, Brookwood Elementary School - Jolynn Fenton,

Brookwood Middle School - Michael House,  Buhl Elementary School - Aprile Fields ,

Central Elementary School - Teresa Bryant, Child Development Research Center - Shannon Spruiell, 

Collins-Riverside Middle School - Lindsey Tullis, Crestmont Elementary School - Tiffany Langs, 

Duncanville Middle School - Trent Isom, Eastwood Middle School - Lutricia Powell Peoples,

Echols Middle School - Erin Treadwell, Englewood Elementary School - Katrina Wanstall,

Faucett-Vestavia Elementary - Christina Dickens, Flatwoods Elementary School - Norma Mew, 

Hillcrest Middle School - Jennifer Nash,  Holt Elementary School - Tyler Johnson, 

Huntington Place Elementary School - Mary Beth Thomas, Lake View Elementary School - Janel George, 

Lloydwood Education Center - Alicia Hebron, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School - Khalia Burton,

Matthews Elementary School - Kanesha Hood, Maxwell Elementary School - Charlene Hammonds,

Myrtlewood Elementary School - Megan Baldelli-Boggs, Northport Elementary School - Joanna Sappington, 

Northridge Middle School - Ryan Ballard, Northside Middle School - Kate Hardy,

Oakdale Elementary School - Leonetine Jack, RISE Center - Kelsey McFadden,

Rock Quarry Elementary School - Candice Sparks, Sipsey Valley Middle School - Nina Graham,

Skyland Elementary School - Tara McIntosh, Southview Elementary School - Ayesha al-shabazz, 

STARS Academy & Success Prep - Susan Long, Taylorville Primary School - Chase Sorrell, 

The Alberta School of Performing Arts - Kelsea Covington, Tuscaloosa Academy - Jaclyn Cook, 

Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools Elementary - Amber Millhouse, 

Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools Middle - Jessica Buckley, University Place Elementary School - Brancie Dawson, 

Vance Elementary School - Rachel Sharp,

Verner Elementary - Joy Eddings, Walker Elementary - Alicia Bynum,

Westlawn Middle School - Neitarsha Falls, Westwood Elementary School - Matt Andrews, 

Woodland Forest Elementary School - Julia Bush


To work together in the spirit of faith and giving in our community.
To promote and support children, family, teacher and student causes.
It's all about the kids!


Thanks to the generosity of donors and the efforts of Nick and Terry Saban, Nick’s Kids Foundation has distributed over $9 million to hundreds of deserving organizations and causes. Nick's Kids has completed projects including the career tech classrooms at the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center, the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk Playground, renovating the STTEP Building of Brewer Porch Children’s Center, building 17 Habitat for Humanity homes and the Alberta School of Performing Arts playground. Nick’s Kids is also a major donor of the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground, the Saban Center, and the YMCA of Tuscaloosa.


The Saban Center

The Saban Center is a project that will combine the Children's Hands-On Museum, the Tuscaloosa Public Library and the Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre into a single location. Nick's Kids is making a $250,000 contribution to this initiative that will combine STEM programs and the arts to provide a unique and interactive learning experience for children in Tuscaloosa. To learn more, visit

Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground 

Nick’s Kids will be assisting the newly proposed Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground, which is scheduled to break ground in 2020. This 2.5 acre playground will accommodate all children, including those with special needs such as in wheelchairs and other disabilities. Nick's Kids will be making a contribution of $200,000 to support this special project. To learn more, visit


Your donation to Nick’s Kids Foundation will be used to further our mission to aid organizations who support children, student, teacher and family causes. Nick’s Kids Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.

Nick's Kids Foundation hosts various events including its annual Giveaway Luncheon where funds are distributed to nonprofit organizations, and its Teacher Excellence Awards Luncheon where 50 local Tuscaloosa teachers are honored. 

Nick’s Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations that support children, family, teacher and student causes. Fill out a request form if you seek support from Nick's Kids for an organization that aligns with our mission.