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Amber Brown
Brown, Amber
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Amber
Grades I've taught: K-5
My favorite thins about teaching: Being a consistent, positive, and motivating person in my students' lives.
Favorite Quote: "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
Carla Burroughs
Burroughs, Carla
Speech Teacher
The kids call me: Ms. Carla 
Grades I have taught: As a speech language pathologist I have worked with people of all ages.
My favorite thing about teaching: Developing relationships with my students and watching them grow and their skills improve. 
Favorite Quote: "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all."
Jana Buttrey
Buttrey, Jana
Speech Teacher
The kids call me: Ms. Jana 
Grades I have taught: Newborns-Geriatric Adult speech therapy 
My favorite thing about teaching: Speech therapy is such a rewarding career that positively impacts people of all ages with their communication skills. School-age children bring so much joy into therapy and strive very hard to meet their goals. 
Favorite Quote: "Throw kindness around like confetti!"
Bianca Kanis
Kanis, Bianca
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me: Miss. Bia. 
Grades I've worked with: K-5 Special Education
My favorite thing about assisting: Helping students be successful. 
Favorite quote: “ Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” - Mark Twain 
Rosanne Klimasara
Klimasara, Rosanne
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me: Rosanne
Grades I've taught: First through third grade Autistic Support; Third through Fifth grade Mild Moderate SPED; and currently second through fifth grade ERC.  
Why I teach: I teach because it makes me feel good helping students reach their potential.
Favorite Quote: " There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more." - Robert M. Hensel
Starla Miller
Miller, Starla
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me: Mrs. Starla
Grades I've taught: Pre-K, Kindergarten, first, and second grade aide
My favorite thing about teaching: I love to see the light bulb moments that every child has.
Favorite Quote: "There is no failure except in no longer trying."
Paula Nokes
Nokes, Paula
ELL Teacher
The kids call me: Ms. Paula.
Grades I've taught: I have taught all grades from Pre-k through grade 12.
My favorite thing about teaching: I love watching children learn new things.
Favorite quote: "Character is what you are when no one is looking." - Dr. Mike Miller
Alicia Payne
Payne, Alicia
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Alicia
Grades I've taught: Pre K - 5
My favorite thing about teaching: Helping my students reach their goals.
Favorite Quote: "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson
Annette Richards
Richards, Annette
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Annette
Grades I've taught: kindergarten, third grade, first grade, special education
Why I teach: Teaching is a very hard but rewarding job. It is very rewarding to know that I have been able to reach children and help them on their way to future independence.
Favorite Quote: "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain
Jessi Russell
Russell, Jessi
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me: Mrs. Jessi
Grades I've worked with: Pre-K, K, 3-5
My favorite thing about assisting: Watching students overcome obstacles and be successful.
Favorite Quote: "Perhaps you were born for such a time as this." - Ruth 4:14
Jennifer Salley
Salley, Jennifer
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me: Ms Salley
Grades I've taught: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, middle school, preschool, and special education.
My favorite thing about teaching: I love to foster a sense of wonder and determination in students.
Favorite Quote: "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein
 



Amy Wood
Wood, Amy
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me: Ms. Amy
Grades I've taught: PreK-2nd
My favorite thing about teaching: Is being able to make a positive impact on others.
Favorite Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
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