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I look forward to seeing everyone in August! Stay safe and healthy and have a great summer!
Hello! Welcome to Third Grade! I have been teaching for eleven years, and this will be my seventh year teaching third grade. I LOVE working with third graders - they have so much energy and enthusiasm!
Teaching is where my heart is, and I am thankful every day for the opportunity to work with the students here at West Clayton Elementary. My greatest wish is for each of my students to know they are valued, to instill in them a love of learning, and to encourage them to always keep their natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.
Some additional information about myself:
Family: I am blessed to have an amazing and supportive husband of 27 years. Together we have raised two wonderful children. We also have a beautiful granddaughter. We have made our home in Clayton since 1993.
Education: I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural Science and Landscape Design from NC State University. After marrying and starting a family, I made the decision to stay home and raise our children. I was a preschool teacher for many years while our son and daughter were in elementary school. Later I earned my Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education (K-6th Grade) through East Carolina University.
Hobbies and interests: When I have time I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading and crochet. My favorite place to be is either on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or working in my garden (as you can tell, I like being outdoors). I enjoy puzzles, playing cards, and all kinds of crafts. My favorite color is pink. I definitely have a sweet tooth - My favorite candies are caramels, fruity chewy candies, and of course....chocolate!!
I look forward to meeting all of my students! It's going to be an exciting year!
Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
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