Former Miss ECHS racks up accolades


Special to Atmore News

To say that January 2021 was a good month for Brittany Rudolph Montgomery would be to put it lightly.
Brittany, a 2005 Escambia County High School graduate who was selected as Miss ECHS as a sophomore in 2003, picked up three separate honors in this year’s first month.
Now living and teaching school in the Orlando, Fla. area, she was first picked as one of the Top 40 under-40 professionals in Lake County and Sumter County, Fla. She followed that up by earning a television station’s Teacher of the Week honor for Orlando-area schools.
Then, to top it off, she was voted Mrs. Lake County. All in 31 days.
Brittany, daughter of Cynthia Rudolph Clack and Bernard and Felicia Bishop, said God deserves most of the credit for her success, to a drive for excellence, which was fueled by the support of her family and her Christian upbringing.
She clings to her “No lights, no cameras; just action” philosophy. “Position and power mean nothing; it’s about being a servant first,” she said.
The former Atmore resident graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor’s in History but also has a Masters in Education, with a curriculum and instruction focus.
Brittany, who currently teaches English Language Arts to 8th-graders in Leesburg, Fla., is the granddaughter of the late Emma Hines Daniels and the late Lillie Bell (Clausell) Hines.