Mrs. Alithia L. Gunter

1st grade Teacher


Courses Taught:

1st grade



BS - History from The University of the South    

MA -Early Childhood Education from Troy University

While attending Troy University, I did my internship at Goshen Elementary School in kindergarten, first, and second grades.  I taught my first year at Clio Elementary School in third grade.  Since then I have been teaching first grade at Banks Primary School.

Hi, my name is Alithia Gunter and I love teaching First Grade!  I was born in Gadsden, AL but moved to Troy in second grade so it is definitely "home". I graduated from Charles Henderson High School in 1993 and from there went to The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.  For those who have never heard of "Sewanee", it is a small liberal arts college located between Chattanooga and Nashville.  After graduating with a degree in history, I came back home and attended Troy University.  There, I received my master's in Early Childhood Education.  I also met my husband Shaun during this time, and we got married in 2001.  Shaun is a Pike County High graduate and is employed at Great Southern Wood in Abbeville.   Since that time, we have been blessed with two amazing children, Ella Cate (15) and Houston (13).  As a family, we enjoy spending lots of time together, especially vacationing at the beach.  I also enjoy reading and spending time with friends.  I am a member of First Baptist Church of Troy and teach the 2 year old Sunday School class. 

Supply List

1  package wide ruled loose leaf notebook paper

1  plastic school box (9 inches in length)

4  #2 pencils

2  1 subject composition notebooks

3  plastic folders

2  boxes of Kleenex

1  box of crayons (24 count)

1  box of markers (washable, classic colors)

3  glue sticks

1  pair of safety scissors (child size)

2  boxes of Ziploc bags (1 quart and 1 gallon size)

1  book bag (optional)


As students use supplies during the year, it may become necessary to purchase additional quantities of items from the list.

Class Schedule

7:15-7:35               Breakfast/Morning Activities


7:35-7:40             Character Education


7:40-9:10             Math


9:10-10:10           Reading (Whole Group)


10:10-11:10         P.E./S.A.T.


11:10-11:40         Reading (Small Groups) 


11:40-12:05         Lunch


12:05-1:05           Language and Writing


1:05-1:35             Social Studies/Technology     


1:35-2:05             Intervention


2:05-2:55             Science/Health        


2:55-3:10             Pack/Recess/Snack/Home


 Music:  Monday, Wednesday,and Friday 11:10-11:40

 Library:  Tuesday and Thursday  11:10-11:40