This is my fourth year teaching at Gadsden Elementary School and I am honored to represent 2018-2019's teacher of the year. Currently, I am a 4th grade teacher working on my gifted endorsement for the Savannah Chatham County School District. You should know that I have created a cooperative caring community of learners in the classroom. I model for the students the importance of mutual respect and cooperation among all community members. Students have access to technology and a plethora of resources to support their academic success. My educational philosophy is that each child can learn with sufficient support, interest, and path of opportunity. Therefore, I fervently instill in each of my students that reading, writing, and language arts are enriching skills that will last their lifetime.