Welcome to Pre-K!
This is my 6th year at GES. I absolutely love working at GES.The teachers & staff work as a team. I have a new assistant this year, Mrs.Lisa Hendrick. She will be assisting me with making this a memorable year for you & your child.
I am so excited to get to know each of your children and collaborate with you to ensure a successful preschool experience for you and your child. Preschool is the starting point of your child's school experience. My assistant and I provide a fun and friendly atmosphere that will help develop your child's learning potential. The preschool year is an important starting point. I cannot wait to watch your child grow & learn this year!
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Mississippi State University. My teaching license is in Physically Handicapped/Educationally Handicapped/Home Economics/Child Care and Early Childhood Education.
I have 34 years of teaching experience.I taught Special Needs Preschool for 26 years & I have taught 8 yrs.in Early Childhood Education.
I have two children, Tyler(30), graduated from MSU with a Bachelor's Degree.He is an IT at an Accounting Firm in Columbus, MS.My daughter, Chelsea(26), works at a vet clinic here in Southaven. My husband, Richard, and I have lived in Olive Branch since 1999.I also have 3 doxies and 1(we don't really know what she is...) that are my 4 legged children:) I just had a granddaughter,March 17, my first grandchild.Her name is Piper.
- During this challenging time, GES is currently working on ways ensure all of our students have access an education. Please continue monitor teacher websites for additional information. We will also be utilizing School Status send out messages of updates as we have them.
Social Stories on Covid19
Pick the best social story for your child . If your child is having a hard time understanding why we are not going to school or stores, read each of these and decide which is the best to share with your child. You can also read multiple stories if that is what will help your child!
TRY TO REDUCE SCREEN TIME:
**Your child should only be engaged in 1 hour per day of structured screen time.
TIPS FOR WORKING AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD DURING THE COVID:
-reserve time for cuddles(show your kiddos some extra love)
-ask for help(communication is the key)
-use naptimes(work while your children nap)
-time blocking(blocking out sections of tie to get things done
-remember self-care(recharge from stress)
-create learning activity totes/bins/baskets(keep kiddos busy while you work)