Making Learning Irresitable for Over 25 Years. Making Learning Irresitable for Over 25 Years.

Mr. Jakaitis

Mrs. GlennMr. Jakaitis begins his teaching career teaching 8th grade Social Studies at Mabry Middle School. Having been a student at Mabry and Lassister, he is thrilled to be returning to Mabry as a teacher. He is the head freshmen and assistant varsity coach for the Lassiter Men's Basketball team. On Sunday mornings, Mr. Jakaitis enjoys working with preschool children at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta.

Mr. Jakaitis graduated in 2005 from Kennesaw State University. He enjoys golf, basketball, back packing, and camping.

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Mrs. Bowman

Mrs. BowmanWhen Mabry opened its doors in 1978, Mrs. Lisa Bowman was here as a student. Six years later, she graduated from Lassiter High School. She then earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education at what is now Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Bowman taught at Floyd Middle School for 4 years, got married and transferred here to Mabry. This will be her 15th year at Mabry (her 19th year of teaching).

Mrs. Bowman is such a homebody that when her husband and she bought a house, they ended up moving just 2 miles from the house that she grew up in. She has attended the same church (Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church) since 1978 and has always been an active part of the congregation by teaching Sunday School, volunteering for Vacation Bible School, being on various committees, helping and/or running the children's ministry programs, ushering, etc.

Mrs. Bowman's family consumes the majority of her free time. She has been blessed with a fantastic, fun-loving husband, and two wonderful daughters. Her parents live close by, too. They are all very important to her and help make her who she is. They spend a lot of time together participating in all kinds of activities and sharing their lives with each other. They especially enjoy spending time in the mountains and at the beach whenever they have the chance.

In Mrs. Bowman's "ME" time, she is an exercise enthusiast, she loves to read, enjoys shopping, cooking and surfing the net. She enjoys relaxing on her screened-in porch, watching the beautiful pigeons her husband raises while they fly around her back yard.

As an 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Bowman enjoys her job. Her day is spent helping students learn the math they need to know to be successful, while working with a group of teachers who are caring, enthusiastic and good-humored. She is looking forward to continuing to improve her technology skills this year as she learns more about the Promethean Board in her classroom.

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posted on: June 02, 2005

Mrs. Cason

Mrs. GlennMrs. Jonie Cason teaches 8th grade science and has been involved with some form of education for the past 27 years. Most recently, she taught chemistry and biology at Paulding County High School. Mrs. Cason received her BS degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin and her MEd degree from the University of Memphis. She spent her first summer out of college working as a laboratory assistant at the University of Tennessee Medical Center researching dental toxicology before beginning 12 years of teaching there.

Mrs. Cason helped open a magnet school for medicine and engineering with the Memphis City School System. She enjoyed working in the Memphis Wildflower Garden and with the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on environmental projects. Her work saved a large urban park from becoming an interstate highway. Mrs. Cason met and married her husband, Will, in Memphis and when their son, Kevin, was born she taught chemistry, anatomy and biology at Shelby State Community College in the AD nursing program.

In 1985 they moved to Chicago as a result of Will's agri-business job. Kevin was in kindergarten and Mrs. Cason was a volunteer at his elementary school and at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. She was a substitute teacher and became a biology and physical science teacher at North Community High School in Downers Grove. To not see the ground for 3 months in winter was a shock to this southern belle. When Will's job took them to Kansas, she was glad that winter was 2 weeks shorter there. In Kansas City Mrs. Cason worked at an inner-city, alternative high school for former dropouts, where she taught high school science to grades 9-12. Mrs. Cason developed the hands-on, self-paced curriculum for the school.

After a short stay in Tampa, Florida, Will's company moved us to Georgia. Kevin was able to spend all 4 years of high school at Marietta High School. Mrs. Cason's husband and she worked in the touchdown club and the takedown club as a result of Kevin's love of football and wrestling. For 2 years she was a private tutor for On Location-Education which works with young people in the entertainment profession. It was a fun job that often took her to a recording studio. Shortly afterward she began teaching at PCHS.

Mrs. Cason is an avid reader and belongs to a women's book club which has been together since 1985. She lives near the Kennesaw battlefield where she enjoys gardening and birding. She has a small greenhouse that allows her to work with plants in the winter, and for several years she was supplier of the indoor plants at her church. We are glad Mrs. Cason joins our Mabry family.

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posted on: September 24, 2006

Mrs. Collins

Mrs. CollinsMrs. Romaine Collins grew up near the South Carolina coast in Dillon, South Carolina. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree specializing in specific learning disabilities and behavior disorders k-12. The irony of her major is that she began her career as a pre-med major and was turned onto education by none other than, you guessed it, a dynamic educator!! She has taught for 20 years in the special education field in a variety of settings...rural Georgia and South Carolina, inner-city Dekalb County, and at Mabry for 8 years.

Her professional passions include writing and character education. She states, "In developing a student ready to face the challenges of this new millineum, a student must be well-rounded not only academically, but be able to communicate and develop a positive social conscience. We often underestimate the capacity for change that our students can exert upon our world, and I am forever fascinated by the untapped gifts that our students bring to the classroom. It is my job to tap these valuable resources and make the students aware of their strengths at a tender age when they are unsure of what their contribution may be to our school and world."

When not in the classroom, Mrs. Collins enjoys playing tennis on both her USTA and ALTA teams. She also enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her friends and two girls, Mim and Jada. Her children are the lights of her life!

Professionally, Mrs. Collins states that she has been blessed to have been chosen by her collegues as Mabry's Teacher of the Year for 2004-05. However, her most meaningful accolades were to be selected by former Mabry students for the Who's Who Among America's Teachers for the years 2001 and 2005. Such recognition proves to her that a positive educator can have a tremendous impact on a student's life, and it continues to be not only her job but, as she says, "an honor" each year.

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posted on: June 02, 2005

Mrs. Haag

Mrs. Haag Mrs. Haag is the counselor for 8th grade and half of 7th grade. She grew in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was as a counselor there before moving to Georgia. She loves working with students not only individually but also in their classrooms or in small groups. Mrs. Haag went to Penn State for undergraduate school and the University of Pittsburgh for graduate school. Also, she is a National Certified Counselor. In her free time she loves to cook, read, ride her mountain bike, travel, and take her chocolate lab Reilly for walks with her husband Sean.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Hartnett

Mrs. HartnettMrs. Carmen Hartnett teaches 8th grade Language Arts. She moved to Atlanta 6 years ago from St. Louis, Mo., and she and her family have never looked back (though they are still avid fans of the Cardinals and Rams!). She received her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Missouri with special certification in remedial reading. She has been a teacher since 1975 and is beginning her sixth year at Mabry. Her three children have attended Cobb schools since then, and her two oldest are now in college.

Mrs. Hartnett enjoys reading, walking, being at the beach(any beach, at any time), and spending time with her friends and family. Born in Havana, Cuba, she is fluent in Spanish AND "Spanglish" ! She is often heard around Mabry indulging in her first language with the Spanish teacher .

Mrs. Hartnett was Mabry's Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006 and still feels thankful and honored for the privilege of representing her colleagues last year. She teaches eighth grade language arts, a position she feels is the perfect fit for her. She believes strongly in the importance of teaching writing to her students, a skill that she is convinced has become paramount to success in one's academic and professional goals. "The challenge that comes with this position is exciting and unique. Eighth graders are creative, funny, and impassioned, themselves, about every aspect of their lives. How can one not thrive being around them every day?"

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Israel-Hiles

Mrs. Israel-Hiles Mrs. Eve Israel-Hiles teaches 8th grade French and Reading at Mabry. She has taught for 8 years in Cobb County and 4 years at Mabry. Mrs. Israel-Hiles also has a love for the study of and instruction in Latin, which she has taught as part of Cobb County's extended-day foreign language program. Mrs. Israel-Hiles has a degree in Sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she met her husband to whom she has been married for 21 years. After staying home with their daughter, Jessica, until she entered grade school, Mrs. Israel-Hiles attended Kennesaw State University, where she received a degree in Foreign Language Education. Starting in August, 2005, Mrs. Israel-Hiles will begin work on her Master's degree in Educational Leadership with Technology Leadership Emphasis at KSU.

In the classroom, Mrs. Israel-Hiles likes to make learning interesting, fun and challenging. A gifted-certified teacher, Mrs. Israel-Hiles shares the subjects she teaches in creative and engaging ways. She believes in guiding students to discover their own answers to the questions they ask. Teaching languages (including English) is much more to Mrs. Israel-Hiles than instructing students to converse, read and write well. Studying the cultures of Europe and the United States offers students the opportunity to understand many diverse societies. Mrs. Israel-Hiles' goal is to foster in her students a deeper understanding of and appreciation for other people.

Outside of school, Mrs. Israel-Hiles' passions are her family and friends, reading, animals, cooking, sports, and surfing (the Net!). She can often be found reading a book while curled up with one or more of her four pets. When she's not reading or at the computer, she may be in the kitchen or on the tennis court.

Over the past few years, Mrs. Israel-Hiles has caught the travel bug. She has led groups of students to Quebec, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, and France! These trips have been the highlight of her life as she shares with others the cultures of the countries she loves, studies, and teaches.

Mrs. Israel-Hiles' inspiration is her mother, herself an educator for over 30 years. Her mother's zest for life, cooking prowess, love of learning, and enthusiasm in the classroom are models that Mrs. Israel-Hiles aspires to create in her own life.

Little known about Mrs. Israel-Hiles is that she is a relative of the late Larry Fine of the Three Stooges!

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Jennings

Mrs. JenningsMrs. Jennings is one of our outstanding special education teachers. She has a passion for teaching math (she actually thinks math is ‘fun’) and loves teaching reading this year. Before teaching, she worked in human resources as a recruiter and then in sales for the Hershey Corporation. After staying home to raise her 3 sons, she returned to the workforce in 1997. Instead of returning to the world of business, she decided instead to return to school and get her teaching certification. She’s been a part of the Mabry family for nine years, working by day and going to school in the evenings and on weekends. Mrs. Jennings loves to spend time with her husband and three boys, two at Lassiter and one at UGA. Her passions are sports (especially football), music, cooking, reading, traveling, and the theater.

“I absolutely love getting up in the morning to come to work. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I work with a staff that is not only professional but cares so much about each other and about the students they teach. My students are the best! Sometimes I feel like I learn as much from them as they do from me. My greatest pleasure is to watch the expressions on their faces when they finally say, 'I get it.' My philosophy is summed up in only three words: Opportunity is now here! Just like that glass of water that is either half empty or half full, I try to teach my students that success depends on how they look at it."

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Kaplan

Mrs. Kaplan Mrs. Renee Kaplan, an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Mabry Middle School, earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and a M.Ed. in Reading from the University of Miami. She has twenty-six years of teaching experience. Mrs. Kaplan is a candidate for National Board Certification. She is recognized nationally for designing and implementing state and national teacher training programs on the Holocaust.

She is the South East Regional Museum Educator supporting ten states for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Mrs. Kaplan has been honored as:

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Klucsarits

Mrs. Klucsarits Beginning her sixth year at Mabry, Mrs. Donna Klucsarits has been teaching eighth grade special education since her arrival. Always pursuing her passion for mathematics, she has served as math coordinator since 2002. She is anticipating an exciting year working with teachers as they implement the math curriculum in grades 6 through 8.

Mrs. Klucsarits received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Florida State University. After teaching at a private school in Thomasville, Georgia, for three years, she relocated to the Atlanta area where she continued to pursue her educational endeavors. She completed her add-on certificate in Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia. She will graduate with her Specialist Degree this December.

Mrs. Klucsarits married in 2002. This summer she and her husband welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Kate into the world. They are enjoying learning to be new parents.

Besides work, school, and family, Donna enjoys caring for her two cats, Sherman and Callie. She also enjoys reading, baking, tennis, and following her beloved Florida State Seminoles.

Mrs. Klucsarits is an excellent resource concerning the mathematics curriculum at Mabry. Please feel free to e-mail her regarding any curricular questions or concerns that may arise.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. McCrery

Mrs. GlennMrs. Trish McCrery teaches 8th grade Math. After staying at home for the past three years to raise her two young children, she is very excited to be returning to Mabry Middle School. She previously taught 8th grade math at Mabry for 2 years before her daughter was born. Prior to that, she taught 6th and 7th grade math at Smitha Middle School for over 6 years. Originally from the Midwest, she grew up in Galesburg, Illinois. After attending Southern Illinois University for two years, she transferred to Knox College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies. She then moved to Atlanta to begin her teaching career and received her Master's Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University.

She enjoys staying active with activities such as tennis, running (she is currently training for the Thanksgiving Day Half-Marathon), and keeping up with a 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl. "That's the best exercise ever!" Last year she challenged herself both physically and mentally and completed the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. "Walking 60 miles in three days was much more difficult than I thought it would be. It was a life changing experience in so many ways." Her family also enjoys traveling, and they try to fit in a ski trip every winter. Her favorite college football team is the Auburn Tigers (her husband's alma mater). Other activities she really enjoys include reading and cooking. Spending time with her family, though, is definitely a priority each and every day.

She always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. "I used to 'play school' with my siblings and friends when I was little, and I was always the teacher. I also had a very special 7th grade teacher whom I deeply admired. I truly hope that I can be as much of an inspiration to my students as she was to me."

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Mrs. Shockley

Mrs. Shockley Mrs. Shockley teachers 8th grade Science. Born in Macon, Georgia, many years ago, Mrs. Shockley is a native Georgian. Although, she spent many years away in school and following her navy husband, Mrs. Shockley returned to Marietta in 1985 where she and her husband raised their two sons.

It was during this time that Mrs. Shockley decided to become a teacher and went back to earn her middle school science/math degree. After completing this degree at KSU, she taught Eighth Grade Earth Science in Cobb County from 1993-1997. She spent three years at Smitha Middle School and one year at East Cobb Middle School.

In 1997, Mrs. Shockley moved to Canberra, Australia, where she first taught as a graduate assistant and finished her masters at University of Canberra. She spent her last two years there teaching grades 7-10 science and math in a private school.

After leaving Australia, she moved to Texas and taught science for four years. And, now she is thrilled to be back in Georgia teaching at Mabry.
When not teaching, Mrs. Shockley enjoys hiking, tennis, wildlife studies (and other geeky science stuff), antiquing, family/friend times, driving old cars, reading, and traveling. She especially likes to go to Australia to visit her granddaughter!

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Stephens

Mrs. Stephens Mrs. Stephens teaches 8th grade Social Studies. She has been in the field of education for 21 years, and her background is filled with a variety of teaching experiences and educational training. She is very excited to finally return to her childhood roots, since she is a Mabry (her maiden name being Mabry, after whom the school is named).

She received her undergraduate degree in special education and began her teaching career as a learning disabilities resource teacher. She later completed her Master's Degree from Georgia State University and Specialist's Degree in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southwestern University. She has taught middle school language arts, life science, and social studies.

Mrs. Stephens is passionate about history and strives to make history come alive for all students. One of the highlights of her teaching career was when she received training in gifted education - she states that it truly changed the way she teaches all of her students. This background has enabled her to differentiate instruction and challenge all students to their highest potential.

Mrs. Stephens currently is a Gifted Endorsement Class Instructor for North Georgia RESA and finds that working with teachers is greatly rewarding and gives her innovative ideas to use in her own classroom. She has also conducted teacher training workshops in Differentiation of Instruction and Heritage Education for Cherokee and Cobb County teachers.

The achievements of which she is proudest are the ones that directly impact student achievement. She developed and submitted lesson plans for integrating technology in her classroom while working for Cherokee County and was the recipient of a technology grant; she subsequently received a mobile station of laptops to use with her students. "The motivation of students and challenging, rewarding assignments increased dramatically in my classroom when students used laptops on a daily basis. The insights and connections students made in history were very powerful," stated Mrs. Stephens. "I am elated to have the opportunity to use a Promethean Board and the advanced technology that Mabry offers."

On the personal side, Mrs. Stephens is unique in that she is a Mabry and still lives on the 70-acre farm on Wesley Chapel Road that has been in her family for over 100 years. In 2004, the governor awarded the Mabry family a Centennial Farm Award from the State of Georgia. Although Mrs. Stephens still loves to travel, she is very happy to have built her dream house on her great-grandfather's land, where she enjoys gardening and creating flower landscapes.

What excites her? Art and music in all of its forms. She actually wanted to be an artist when she was young and was encouraged by an art professor to change her major to art education. Her father did not think it would be very practical, so painting is something she now does for pleasure. She also plays the piano and dabbles with interior decoration for family and friends.

These are among two of Mrs. Stephens favorite quotes: "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." --Franz Kafka, and: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --Eleanor Roosevelt

Mrs. Stephens will inspire her students to see the beauty of their own dreams while challenging them to be lifelong learners.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Suggs

Mrs. Suggs Mrs. Amy Suggs is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher. She has taught for 15 years teaching, all of them at Mabry Middle School. She attended public school in Cobb County Schools, in fact, she attended Mabry and Lassiter!

Mrs. Suggs is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan with her Masters degrees in both Math and Social Studies. She is married with 2 children (One is a dedicated swimmer and baseball player, and the other is a ballerina.)

Mrs. Suggs hobbies include reading, tennis, and scrapbooking. Her professional passions: "to see the "lightbulb" come on above children's heads as they piece together all of the pieces of history. I also love to see children be successful - it kills me when children don't try their best, and therefore don't make the best grade possible. At the same time, I don't like to give away grades. I feel students should earn every grade - effort goes a really long way with me!!!"

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Sumrell

Mrs. SumrellMrs. Carol Sumrell is one of our 8th grade science teachers. Her family moved here from Raleigh, North Carolina, over 17 years ago. Both of her girls were very young at the time, 3 and under. Marietta, East Cobb, is all they have known.

Mrs. Sumrell was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina in the heart of tobacco county and the pork barbeque with a vinegar based sauce her husband has now made famous among their friends. As a teenager, as many teens did, they primed, (picked) and barned tobacco to be cured and then made it into what she now considers an evil subtance, cigarettes. It was a hot, dirty, sweaty job, but Micky D's and other fast food places were not on every corner.

Mrs. Sumrell's high school days involved cheering and being homecoming queen and meeting her husband of 26 years. On July 29, 2004, their 25th wedding anniversary, she and her husband fulfilled a promise they made the first year they were married. They had Elvis remarry them in Las Vegas! It was all it should have been and more! The whole experience was fun, exciting and just a really good time. The Sumrell's children and friends were able to attend via the internet. After the true-to-Elvis ceremony was complete, they dined at the exquisite Venecian Hotel to find that their waiter was a former Cobb county resident and graduate from Wheeler high school many years earlier. Small world.

Mrs. Sumrell is a BIG fan of roller coasters and, while her husband leaves them with white knuckles that she has to pry from the handles, Mrs. Sumrell relishes each and every turn and scream with excitement, dreading the end. Life this year has also been a roller coaster in that her first born left to go to college and now has returned to study locally. Her youngest is a senior in high school; the Sumrells are moving to a new home, and Mrs. Sumrell is working toward her Masters in Science Education at Kennesaw State University.

Mrs. Sumrell has an Associate Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, a Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades education and, as mentioned earlier, is working on her Masters. She considers herself to be a Jack, or as she says, a Jill of all trades. She loves to sew, can use a chop saw with the best of them, paint (standard and faux), wallpaper, recover furniture, lay flooring, tear out doorways and kitchen cabinets, and she has just fixed the first hole in her ceiling after very graciously putting her foot through it while in the attic. Mrs. Sumrell even possess a commercial drivers license (without air brakes, no school bus driving for her), but she has yet to tackle plumbing or electricity. She will save that for the new house.

She has always been the free spirit in her family being the youngest of three. It seems odd to her family and friends, as well as her childrens' friends, that she would be stern enough to be an effective ISS teacher. But, for whatever reason, she was a strong disciplinarian in the science classroom, and the ISS position just seemed to fit for her last year. This year she is returning to the Science class, her passion.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Ms. Crawford

Mrs. Glenn Ms. Crawford has been teaching for ten years in Philadelphia, Hawaii and Georgia. She always knew that she wanted to be a teacher and eventually a principal since she was five years old. During her teaching career, she has had the pleasure of teaching Spanish, English as a Second Language, Business Technology, and Special Education (Math, English and Economics) in elementary school, middle school, high school and at the adult education level.

Ms. Crawford grew up bilingual (Spanish and English), her father is from Puerto Rico and her mother from Philadelphia, PA. She attended an international high school where she had the opportunity to travel and meet ambassadors and other global leaders, do research and discuss international affairs. She received here B.S. in Secondary Education and Spanish from Pennsylvania State University and studied abroad in Puerto Rico. She also received her M.A. in Curriculum Instruction and Adult Education from Central Michigan University and is currently interested in pursuing her Ed.D.

Ms. Crawford has a daughter named Zya who is six years old and enjoys spending time with her daughter. She also enjoys hiking, camping, speaking more than one language and traveling. Ms. Crawford has traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Canada and Brazil. Currently, she is learning how to speak Portuguese, Hindi and Hawaiian. Her motto is: "Being multilingual is like a super power to communicate to anyone in the world."

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Ms. Kelly

Mrs. GlennMs. Rebecca Kelly was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her teaching career at Mabry Middle School in 2003 and is thrilled to be returning to Mabry this year. Ms. Kelly teaches 8th grade language arts and has undergraduate degrees in English and English Education. She received her Masters in Professional Writing in 2004 from Kennesaw State University.

Ms. Kelly's hobbies include reading, horseback riding, traveling, and scuba diving. She spent half the summer studying Portuguese in Brazil and the other half traveling through Europe. She has been scuba diving in the Bahamas, Bonaire, Greece, Hawaii, Brazil and Costa Rica.

"I am so thankful to have a job that I look forward to each and every day. I was lucky to have great teachers growing up. That was a strong factor influencing my decision to become a teacher, and I hope that my students will look back on their time in my classroom with the same fond memories."

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Ms. Moncrieff

Ms. Moncrieff "I love my job! I love math! If you don't now, hopefully when you enter my room we can change that!" Ms. Moncrieff has a theory that anyone can learn math when it is explained in a manner that they understand. All of a sudden math actually becomes fun!

Ms. Moncrieff has taught for 13 years in the Cobb County system, all grades from 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th and all subjects from Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies to Math. However, she is happy to say that she is doing exactly what she enjoys the most: teaching 8th grade math!! She loves the feeling of seeing the "light go off" in a student's head when he or she finally understands something with which they have struggled. *

Ms. Moncrieff has also tutored extensively from home for eight years in all levels of math through high school. She believes that this experience has had an incredible impact on her teaching.

She was fortunate to be awarded the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for 2005, a tremendous award, since it is a result of student nominations. (And yes, she now even has her very own blue vest.)

And for fun? Well, this summer, Ms. Moncrieff has completed some projects around the house, traveled to Montana, Canada, Washington State, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. She has visited friends from college, and friends she met in the third grade!! She has even managed some pool time! You can catch her most days fitting in time for the gym, working in the yard, cooking or just enjoying life with two teenagers!

Ms. Moncrieff is quick to say that "Life is fun*.Life is good*Anyone a Gamecock fan?" She went to the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree and attended Georgia State for her Masters in Education. This will be her 6th year at Mabry, and she is looking forward to a great year!

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posted on: June 09, 2005

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