Meet the Coach

Family 2018
HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY WEB SITE. I CREATED THIS WEB SITE AS A TOOL TO HELP MY STUDENTS' PARENTS TO STAY INFORMED ON WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THEIR CHILD'S CLASSROOM AS WELL AS A MEANS OF SHOWCASING THE STUDENTS' WORK THROUGH THE YEAR. IF YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO IS GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT 10 MONTHS WITH YOUR CHILD READ ON, I RECEIVED A BA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS AND MY MASTER'S IN EDUCATION FROM UNION UNIVERSITY, AS WELL AS MY EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREE IN ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION FROM UNION UNIVERSITY. I HAVE BEEN TEACHING FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. THIS IS MY TENTH YEAR AT CROSSWIND ELEMENTARY. BEFORE CROSSWIND, I TAUGHT AT OAK ELEMENTARY & SYCAMORE ELEMENTARY.  I ALSO SERVED AS OAK'S PTA FUNDRAISER CHAIRMAN, MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN, LEGISLATION CHAIRMAN, AND I SERVED OAK AS THE PTA PRESIDENT FOR FOUR YEARS. I ALSO SERVED ON THE SHELBY COUNTY PTA BOARD AS THE PTA COUNTY TREASURER. WHEN I AM NOT INVOLVED WITH SCHOOL WORK I ENJOY SPENDING TIME AT THE LAKE WITH MY FAMILY.  I AM THE PROUD PARENT OF THREE WONDERFUL YOUNG MEN - GARY JR. 41, BRADY 39, AND JAKE 35. WE ALSO HAVE AN ADORABLE 16 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND TWO FANTASTIC  GRANDSONS - A 19 YEAR OLD AND A 4 YEAR OLD!
 I LOVE TEACHING AND I BELIEVE IN MAKING IT FUN AND CHALLENGING. WE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A LOT OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH THIS YEAR. WE WILL BE DOING A LOT OF GROUP WORK WHERE WE PRACTICE THE SKILL OF WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM WHILE CARRYING OUR SHARE OF THE WORK. STUDENTS WILL USE MANY DIFFERENT STRATEGIES TO PRESENT THEIR WORK AND THEIR GROUPS' WORK TO THE CLASS.
I HOPE YOU AND YOUR CHILD HAVE A MEMORABLE AND PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN FIFTH GRADE. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO LEAVE ME A MESSAGE OR COMMENT ABOUT ANY CONCERNS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT FIFTH GRADE. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND YOUR CHILD THIS YEAR.