As a child I always dreamed of my future profession. I’d like to tell you that I knew from an early age that I was certain teaching was my passion. However, I was confident I would be a game show host advertising the biggest prize behind the long, billowing curtain number one. Since that dream didn’t actually come to fruition with the retirement of Bob Barker, my next course of action was, of course, to become a teacher like my aunts and cousins. Where else could I be on stage in a fun and unique way where my day was never going to mundane?
I was fortunate that I grew up loving school. Everything about it was fun to me! I was a sponge and wanted to soak everything I could up. A voracious reader throughout my years of school, I found many opportunities to escape in a novel. I felt like you could go anywhere while thumbing through your favorite book. My love of reading continues to extend to my current classroom. My read-alouds are where I teach crucial character education, escape from the testing challenges of the day, and have fun with my children. The magic of a story brings all types of children together towards a common purpose.
As Godley Station’s Teacher of the Year, I serve on the Superintendent’s Senate to address larger countywide issues. Additionally, I am a team leader for first grade and am one of three Remind Connected Educators for the Savannah-Chatham area schools. I have been teaching for ten years and am still honing my craft. There are many other deserving teachers of this honor and I am humbled to be the representative for our school. I hope to continue to inspire my children and other educators to do whatever it takes to help them succeed in their endeavors.