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First Grade Teacher
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First Grade


Associates in Early Childhood Education - Cleveland State Community College - 2007

BS in Early Childhood Education - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - 2010

Certification in Montessori Methodology - North American Montessori Association - 2012, 2014


While in High School I took my first part-time nanny position and continued nannying through and after college. While in college I also worked as a teacher with several age groups in a Pre-school program. Then after I graduated with my Bachelors degree I took my first teaching job at Montessori Kinder in Cleveland, TN. I taught there for four years until I decided to transition to the public schools. Before coming to Snow Hill Elementary, I taught in many different schools as a long and short term substitute. I first came to this school as a long term substitute for Mrs. Essary in second grade. Mrs. Barnwell hired me after I completed that position as the fifth Kindergarten teacher in 2015. In 2017 I moved from Kindergarten to 1st grade.


Early on I realized that I had a gift for working with children. I became a teacher so that I could impart my love of learning to growing minds. I love teaching Kindergartners!

Many things have influenced who I am as a teacher one of the major influences has been all the places I have had the privilege to travel to. Growing up I travelled and lived in many different places including Canada and Ukraine. This exposure to many different regions and cultures has had a positive impact on my worldview. I continue to love travel and have grown to love the Northwestern states as a summer vacation spot. 
My love of reading has been another big influence on who I am as a teacher. I enjoy imparting my enthusiasm for reading to my students. I believe if you enjoy reading you can go anywhere!
Besides travelling and reading, I enjoy gardening, biking, hiking, yoga, cooking and baking, crafting and sewing. I also enjoy playing with my three cats and spending time with my family, friends and wonderful boyfriend Justin.