Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Except for parents, no one is more important to children's futures than their teachers." -
Kate Walsh

I am Kelley Greer, from Macon, Ms.; I played softball and basketball at East Mississippi Community College.  I graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Special Education and Early Regular Education.  I have 12 years of teaching experience.  I am married to Sean Greer, and we have four children.  My husband is a Pastor so we are always hosting and going to events around the area.  I am an avid runner.  I love weight lifting.  I also enjoy reading the Bible, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.  I have also been a basketball and softball coach.  I love teaching and enjoy being around children.  The rewards of teaching are amazing. 

Hello!  My name is Charissa Jones and I am 25 years old.  I have two older siblings and four nephews whom I love dearly!  I am not married nor do I have any kids!  I am originally from Ocean Springs, Mississippi but I came to Starkville, Mississippi to attend Mississippi State University.  I graduated from MSU in 2012 with my bachelors in Elementary Education.  I now live in Starkville and teach first grade.  This is my second year to teach.   I am currently earning my Masters in Educational Leadership.  When I have free time, I enjoy cooking and painting!

My name is Mrs. McKenzie. I live in Sturgis, MS. I love working with children, and being a part of their learning experience. I am in my 6th year of teaching 2nd grade at Fair Elementary. I earned my teaching degree from Mississippi State University (go dawgs!) in 2007.  I am married to John McKenzie, and we have two little boys named Tucker (4) and Tanner (2). In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and read.

     My name is Carol Warren. I am the daughter of the late Dr. Virgil G. Warren (former Academic Dean of EMCC) and Mrs. Joyce M. Warren of Dekalb, MS. I have worked at Fair Elementary for 9 years. I have been teaching in the education system for 19 years and most of that in Kindergarten. I previously taught at East Kemper Elementary in Scooba, MS for 10 years. I received a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Livingston University or University of West Alabama in 1995. I then decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and completed this in 1999. I also have Learning Disabilities Certification at a Master’s level. Last, I decided to become National Board Certified in Early Childhood (ages 3-8) and completed this in 2003. I also renewed my certification in National Boards in 2013 for another 10 years. 
     I have been married for 12 years to my loving husband, Rev. DeWayne Warren. He is a United Methodist Pastor of a 3 point charge in Dekalb, MS and an Iraq War Veteran.  He has served several charges in the United Methodist Church surrounding Dekalb. Our Sundays are a full schedule but we love serving God’s kingdom.
      My hobbies are playing the piano, watching movies, and shopping at the teacher store. I enjoy teaching children’s Sunday School, directing our children’s choir and directing Vacation Bible School at our churches. I also enjoy being a pastor’s wife.
     I have been working with young children since the age of 12 and loved every minute of it. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching young children because of their eagerness to learn. Everyday I strive to show each child love, understanding, and support.