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Welcome to FAVE!! Here's a little information about myself! My family and I have lived in Decatur for 10 years now. We have three sons: Griffin (7), Worth (6), and Archie (2.5). Griffin and Worth attend Westchester Elementary.
I completed my undergrad degree from the University of Georgia. I earned my Masters degree in Reading Education from Georgia State University, and my Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am also Gifted Endorsed and a certified Reading Specialist. This will be my 16th year teaching and my 46h year at the 4/5 Academy.
In my classroom, I love seeing engaged and enthusiastic learners. I enjoy teaching through high-interest texts and media of all kinds: novels, picture books, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, current events, poetry, and more! I encourage students to be risk-takers in their learning and creativity. I believe in inquiry-based learning and hands-on math to help students understand at a deeper level. I love learning about students as individuals and celebrating their strengths and also finding ways to help them grow!