Degrees and Certifications:
BSED in Early Childhood MED in Early Childhood Reading Endorsement
Welcome to first grade! I am so excited about beginning a new year with you. Some of you I already know, some of you are new to me. Since I will be asking some questions about you on the first day of school, I wanted to give you a little information about me.
I am married and have several pets: Molly, Bo, Bandit, Trixie, and Chad. My husband and I do many fun things together like working out, running, boating, hiking, and playing with our dogs. Family is the most important thing in my life! I can’t wait to hear about the fun times that you have with your family too.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Education and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Georgia. I have also earned a Reading Endorsement. I have taught grades Kindergarten through Third in my 27 year career. The schools that I taught at prior to Jasper County Primary School include: Mansfield Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, Livingston Elementary, and Palmer Stone Elementary. At each school I have been blessed with wonderful people to work with and fabulous students.
One thing that that I value, and try to encourage in my students is curiosity. This year, we will enjoy many activities which generate a sense of wonderment. How? and Why? may just become our favorite words! Many times, we will use our outdoor spaces to find the answers to our questions. This year we will work on literacy skills, math skills, writing, Science, and Social Studies among many other interesting and exciting things.
I am looking forward to a great year! At any time, please let me know if you have questions or concerns. You can notify me through your child’s agenda, email, or by leaving me a phone message at 706-468-4968.