Phone: 256-768-2500


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A. Business - Ashford University, Online B.S. Education - University of North Alabama

Ms. Maria Peterman

I am originally from Cedar Springs, MI.  When I was 12 my parents moved myself and my two younger brothers to Sparta, TN.  I made the decision to move here to Florence to go to UNA 7 years ago, and I just never want to leave.

Teaching has always been the career of my dreams, ever since I was a little 1st grader.  However, as a teenager, my parents made the decision to homeschool our family.  This later allowed me to be more help to my grandmother as she was suffering from dementia.  After I graduated high school, I made the decision to stay home a little longer with her and earned an associate's degree online in business.  After her passing, I came to UNA to finally finish receiving the degree I really wanted.  

I graduated in 2018 and have since been substitute teaching in both city and county schools.  Last year, the need for back to back maternity teachers brought me to Forest Hills from January until May and made me feel like part of the team.  Now I am here beginning my first real year of teaching, and I could not be more excited!!