Ms. Gina L. Bedford

Phone: 919-553-0714


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Grades 6 - 8 certificate Academically Gifted state certificate

Ms. Gina L. Bedford

Greetings and welcome to "Bedford's Bayou".  My parents placed the name Gina Lynn Bedford on my birth certificate, but I have been affectionately renamed over the years by my students as Ms. B or Mama B.

I have spent the last 17 years teaching in JoCo, and I am terribly excited to be say I am an  Archer Lodge Gator.  I spend 15 years teaching seventh grade at Selma Middle School, and I spent my first two years at The Lodge working with the eighth grade team.  I am beyond excited to be returning to my true love which is working with seventh graders.  I am really looking forward to being back where my heart truly belongs.




    Summertime Schedule

    6 am - Wake up and Get Ready for the Day

    6:30 am - Breakfast

    7 am - Time to snuggle with the cats

    7:30 am - Checkpersonal email and work email

    8:00  - 11:30 am 

    • Getting a bit sun out on the deck

    11:00 - 12pm - Lunch and daily walk

    12 - 3:30 

    • Spending time with friends 
    • Getting ready for the wedding
    • Mid afternoon nap

    3:30 - :530 - Read and Snuggle with the cats

    5:30 - Get supper started

    5:30 Spend time with my fiance


    Supplies for 2020-21

    Hallway Supplies:

    • Pencils and Pouch
    • Agenda (planner)
    • Ink pens (and white out)
    • Erasers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Glue Sticks
    • Sticky Notes
    • Index Cards
    • Two Pocket Folder
    • Blunt tip scissors
    • Lined Paper
    • Earbuds that connect with chromebook

    ELA Supplies Needed:

    • 2 composition books
    • 1 1-inch 3 ring binder









  • Here's What Is Going on in "Bedford Bayou"


    The Bayou is the quietest it has ever been.  There are no students running in and out the back door.... No laughter.... No giggles.... No students having to be reminded it is time to settle down.  On March 13th, our lives changed, and we had no idea it was about to happen.  I have returned to my room just once since that fateful Friday.  The room looks as if time is standing still, and it is a stark reminder that we never know what each day may bring.  I find myself wondering more hours than I can count, "Are my kids missing Bedford's Bayou as much as the Bayou is missing them?"  


    In 28 years of teaching, I have never had a year that I was unable to say goodbye to my "babies".  This has left me filling quite a bit different than I have ever felt at the end of the year.  Every book should have a conclusion, but unfortunately, The Bayou 2020 will not have the conclusion it deserves.  


    I love each and every one of my students, and I hope they all know they have a special place in my heart.


    Ms. B





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