RMS Library/Media Specialist   

Contact Info:

Shelley Akins



Hi, I am Shelley Munn Akins.  I am a native of Ripley and a 1989 graduate of Ripley High School.  In 1991, I received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeast Mississippi Community College.  I continued my education at Mississippi College, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Also, I received my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Education through Walden University.  I began my teaching career in August 1993, at Blue Mountain Elementary teaching Special Education.  In 2008, I joined the Ripley Middle School Staff where I taught Sixth grade Social Studies.  In 2012, I left the classroom to become the Media Specialist for Ripley Middle School. 

I am married to Sean Akins and we have three children, Bryce, Brant, and Leigh Allison. My family and I are active members of First Baptist Church. We are also involved with Ripley school activities and Scouting.




Ripley Middle School Library/Media Center

Mission Statement:

The mission of Ripley Middle School’s Library Program is to empower students to be critical thinkers, effective and ethical users and producers of ideas and information, and lifelong readers and learners to become productive citizens in a global society.