• Ms. Hooks 2022   Everyone has curiosity.  That is how so many great things were invented. Curiosity drives our brilliant students' minds to soar to greatness.

     So, here is a little about me. 


    I have lived in the area since 1974 and attended school here as well. I graduated from high school in the late 1980's from George P. Butler High School. I attended Augusta State University after high school and later in life. I received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 2002.  I have taught Special Education students in Burke and Richmond Counties.  I have worked with students in an inclusion classroom, pull-out, and self-contained settings.  I have also held the position of Department Chairperson as well.  My certification in Special Education is for P-5th and I also have a certification for middle school.  A few years ago, I obtained my ESOL endorsement.  I also hold a General Education Certification for P-5th grade as well.  This school term (2022-2023) is my 21st year.  I have worked at Waynesboro Primary School, Burke County Middle School, Goshen Elementary School, and Deer Chase Elementary School.  I am excited to be a part of the Hephzibah Elementary School staff again this year.   

    I will be available for conferences by appointment.  Once we get our schedules set, I will post my "office hours."

    I will also be using technology to communicate with you via text, email, and MicroSoft Teams and/or Zoom.  We will be meeting virtually to ensure the health and safety of our students and community.  Please be sure I have your current address, phone numbers (home, cell, and work), as well as your email address. These items are needed to stay in touch and send you links for meetings.  If you need help with anything I send out, please let me know. 


    If you wish to contact me, please feel free to email me at: hooksta@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us or phone # 706-592-4561.  If you need to fax any documents to me, my fax number is: 706-592-3703.  Please allow 24 hours to return phone calls and reply to emails.  This will allow me to focus on my instructional time with my students and tend to duties and responsibilities.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything. 


    My Room Number is 311.