History & Purpose – Athens State University

The Athens State University Regional In-Service Center (Athens State RIC) was established by the Alabama legislature in 1984-85 as one of eleven regional in-service centers in the state.  Our purpose is to provide professional development activities for the 4,500 K-12 educators in 132 schools in these ten school systems:  Athens City, Blount County, Cullman City, Cullman County, Decatur City, Hartselle City, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Morgan County, and Oneonta City.

In addition, Athens State RIC administers four state initiatives including the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM), Technology in Motion (TIM) and Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI).

Teachers and administrators are made aware of workshop listings through newsletters mailed to the In-Service Center representatives in each school system.  The newsletters provide information about professional development opportunities.  All registration is done online through the STI-PD database.  You will need a username and password to access this site.

For those interested in attending a workshop with no access to STI-PD, please call the Athens State RIC at 256-216-6622.