Phone: 217-362-3320


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education K-9 Olivet Nazarene University

Mrs. Autumn Kirby

Welcome Superstars!

My name is Mrs. Kirby and this is my second year at South Shores. However, this is my fifth year with Decatur Public Schools. I previously taught two years at William Harris (6th grade) and one year at Hope Academy (middle school). I am Decatur born and raised. In fact, I attended South Shores, Thomas Jefferson, and graduated from Eisenhower High School. I am excited to be teaching in a building that I grew up in! I went to Olivet Nazarene University where I graduated with a bachelors in Elementary Education K-9. 

Fun Facts About Me: 

1. I love reading! Harry Potter is my favorite book series and Ellen Hopkins is my favorite YA author. 

2. I drink coffee all day long and my favorite food is tacos.

3. My hobbies include kayaking, hula hooping, and family time! I have a VERY large family. 

4. I almost always have music playing in the background. The type of music I listen to changes daily and so does my favorite song. 

5. I love to travel! I have been to Paris, France but if I could go anywhere, it would be Ireland. 

Like many of you, I have tons exciting things happening at home! Last year, we welcomed a baby brother to our family and this year, we are adding another!  We are expecting a little bundle of joy any day now. This means, that I will be on maternity leave at the start of the school year. Don't fret! I will be working closely with the other 6th grade teacher and the guest teacher. We will be using Google Classroom and Google Meets to virtually teach and communicate with all of you! 

Although the school year of 2021-2022 is starting differently than past years, I am excited to meet each of you! If you have any questions for me, please feel free to send me an email. 


Yours Truly, 

Mrs. K