Welcome to an exciting year of change for your 5th grader! Your child will become more independent this year as they transition into the middle school setting the next few years. This is my twelfth year teaching in Special Education, with experiences ranging from Deaf Education, foreign language education, inclusion in Science and Social Studies, and resource in English/Language Arts and Social Studies.I received my undergraduate degree, Master's degree, and Specialist degree from Valdosta State University.I am a former graduate of the Thomas County School System. Go Jackets!!! My husband is the automotive teacher at Thomas County High School, and we have three children. Our children attend Thomas County Middle, Garrison-Pilcher, and Hand-in-Hand. My focus this year will be on helping your child improve in their reading skills, whether it be decoding words or reading comprehension.