Phone: 828-396-2341


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Exercise and Sport Science/PE/Health from UNC-Chapel Hill Teaching Certificate- Appalachian State University

Mr. Andy Lanford

I have been a teacher for twenty five years.  This is my fourth year at Granite Falls Middle. I grew up in Caldwell county and attended South Caldwell High School.  My dad taught and coached at South Caldwell for 37 years.  After high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  My degree is in Exercise and Sport Science/Physical Education/Health.  I received my teaching license at Appalachian State University.  I am blessed to have a beautiful family.  My son and daughter both go to school in Caldwell county and are my pride and joy.  I enjoy working out, hunting, and fishing in the free time that I have!

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One can also contact me by phone at the school-  828-396-2341


"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying"-------  Michael Jordan









































































































































  • Welcome to the 2023-24 school year!  Below are topics covered and my syllabus has everything needed!



    6th and 7th Grades

    Therapeutic Services

    1.00  Remember medical terminology in therapeutic services

    2.00  Remember body system structures and functions related to therapeutic service careers

    -  Muscular system

    -  Skeletal system

    -  Nervous system

    8th Grade

    Diagnostic Services

    1.00  Remember medical terminology in diagnostic services

    2.00  Remember body system structures and functions related to diagnostic service careers

    -  Circulatory system

    -  Respiratory system


    6th and 7th grade dissect a frog and 8th grade dissects a pig's heart









     All of my lessons are in Google Classroom.  Parents are automatically invited to join my Classroom when the student is invited!