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Terri Pope

Hello everyone!  I am entering my 13th year as a kindergarten paraprofessional and my 11th year as an Oakhurst Owl. I believe that the work that I do influences a child’s attitude about school and learning. Therefore, my goal is to make sure that students feel seen, heard, and most of all loved. I am a native of Atlanta and mother of two growing young men, Jordan (21 y.o./rising 4th year student at Georgia Tech) and Joshua (18 y.o./incoming freshmen at Georgia State Perimeter). My educational journey includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Mercer University (Macon) and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. Although I spent 15 years as a social worker, it is the love of children and the magic that happens inside of the classroom and of course, motherhood, that landed me in another purpose, and I love it! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking in the sights and sounds of the outdoors.