"Education is for improving the lives of othersand for leaving your community and world betterthan you found it."-Mirian Wright EdelmanGreetings all,
It is an honor to be teaching at Deer Chase for the 2019-2020 school year. Prior to moving to Richmond County, I was given the opportunity to be a Language Arts Enrichment teacher for grades 3-5 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. This is my first year teaching in the Richmond County School district, and my 12th year in education to include experience as a tutor,paraprofessional and instructional coach. I currently hold an endorsement in Reading of which I will integrate consistently into my Science and Social Studies instruction.
My teaching career began in my home state of North Carolina. From there, life as a military spouse led me to Virginia and finally to the state of Georgia of which my husband and I decided to make our retirement home. Prior to choosing a career in education, I proudly served in the United States Army honorably. Love, Respect and Integrity are the primary components of relationship building in my classroom. I have high expectations for each child and will do my part to make sure that they perform at their full potential.
I have always been drawn to educating our youth in various ways with a focus on meeting them where they are. By focusing on student interest, I also learn new ways to approach and revise my own instructional practices. Learning is a continuous cycle and the willingness to accept change provides opportunity for on-going growth. I assume the responsibility of making sure that each student leaves equipped with something that will be beneficial to them now and in the future. Experiences that are intentional go far beyond circumstancial occurrences. It is the love, encouragement and wit of a teacher that shapes the mind of each individual in the world. Thank you for affording me the opportunity to be a small token in you child's future. If there is anything that I can do to assist with your child's success, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. We are in this together.
Mrs. Y. Blackmon
5th Grade (Science/Social Studies)
Deer Chase Elementary