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Deanne Belford
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Gainesville, GA
College attended: Gainesville College (now North Georgia College) and Piedmont College in Demorest, GA (now Piedmont University)
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know the personalities of my students and using what I learn about them to help them grow.
6 things I love: God, family, the beach, Georgia Bulldogs, reading, and chocolate!
Favorite quote: Worry is a misuse of the imagination. By: Dan Zadra
 
Heather Diaz
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Stockton, Ca
College attended: Liberty University, VA
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The students I share my class with!
3 things I love: Coffee, the color blue, and sunflowers
Favorite quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
 
Stephanie Gooch
Stephanie Gooch
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Charlotte, North Carolina
College attended: Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: Helping others learn
3 things I love: yoga, reading, and the Predators/Titans
Favorite quote: Let all that you do be done in love.
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Debbie Little
Debbie Little
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin, Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the lightbulb go off
3 things I love: family time, reading, movies
Favorite quote: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
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