Mrs. Kennell is a native of Scottsboro, Alabama. She graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1972. She attended Northeast State Junior College and graduated Magna cum laude from Athens State College, now Athens State University. She began teaching third grade at Brownwood and is now teaching second grade. She has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood from Jacksonville State University. She is married to Dane Kennell and they live in Albertville, Alabama. She has 2 daughters. Rebekah Woodall is a first grade teacher in Albertville and is married to Tom Woodall who is a lawyer in Albertville. They have two children. Bradford is 10 years old and a fifth grade student and Maggie is 8 years old and a third grade student. Her daughter Alyson is a speech and language pathologist in Huntsville, AL. and is married to Steve Ward who works at Qualitest in Huntsville, AL. They are expecting their first child (a son, Kiernan) in May.