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Teacher Spotlight: Maryssa Block

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Maryssa Block is in her third year of teaching, and she teaches in the Access Classroom (for students with special needs) at Madison County High School where she works with all high school grade levels. Block was inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Every day, she loves seeing each child’s personality, and noticing how unique and special each child is. She has learned, that in spite of their special situations, they each…

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Teacher spotlight: Elizabeth Ensminger

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Elizabeth Ensminger teaches at Pinetta Elementary School where she works with second graders, teaching the reading/language arts and social studies classes. She has been teaching for seven years. Over the years, she has spent one year teaching third grade math, science and social studies; one year teaching second grade English/language arts and social studies; and three-and-a-half years teaching sixth grade math. Ensminger’s inspiration to become a teacher came from her mom. “My mom was a teacher, and I wanted to be like her,” said Ensminger….

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The School Bell… Making it happen!

I’m not new to this whole “education” thing. I’m in my 24th year of being involved in education. In that time, I’ve been a curriculum designer, AP instructor, In-service Trainer, athletic coach, and a classroom teacher. As a classroom teacher, I have taught World History, Geography, American History, Sociology, Psychology, Civics, American Government, Economics, Health, Physical Education, and I’ve even been a ISS coordinator! As a teacher, we (well most of us) really care if we are “making an impact” in our students’ lives. I’ve often wondered if I am…

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Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Vega

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Cindy Vega’s name is probably familiar to most readers. She was Madison’s Teacher of the Year for 2016-17, as well as a recent recipient of the Governor’s Shine Award. Vega is in her seventh year of teaching in Madison County, but she taught two years in Georgia before making the switch. While in Georgia, she taught pre-kindergarten; however, since her move to the Madison County School District, Vargas has been entirely dedicated to first-graders. Vega comes from a family of educators. Her father taught high…

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