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From left to right: Ms. Dean, Ms. Leavins, Ms. Jones, & Ms. Walker (Teacher of the Year)


Ansley Dean
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I graduated from Gordon College in 2015 with a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a dual certificate in Exceptional Education. I graduated from Walden University with a Masters in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy. I then went on to get my certification in P.E and Health too! I have taught 4th, 1st, and Kindergarten in the Henry County school district. I then went on to teach 6th-12th grades English, Journalism, and Varsity girls soccer at Piedmont Academy. I joined the Griffin Spalding County School system in 2020 and taught 3rd grade. I am delighted to be part of the Moreland Road Elementary family.
I was raised in McDonough, GA. My family now lives in Jackson, GA. I am married to Matthew Dean and together we have a blended family of 4 boys! I have two boys and two bonus boys in my sweet family.  Their names are Beckett (newborn), Leighton(3), Asher(5), and Nolan(9). We love to play sports, stay active outside, cook together,  and we love spending time together. 

Jennifer Jones
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I am joining Moreland Road Elementary from Lamar County Elementary. I have worked as a school secretary for two years and have worked for 4 years as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher. I am so excited to join the 4th grade teachers at Moreland Road Elementary. I will be working as instructional support for all students.

I am married to Mike Jones and together we have a blended family of four teenage children. We have three boys and one girl. 

Rena Jones
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I began my career in public education in 1987 as a paraprofessional.  In 1992, I graduated with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Armstrong State College.  After returning from Germany in 1997, I pursued and obtained an M.Ed. in Special Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Since then, I have added the fields of Elementary Education and a Reading Endorsement.  In 2018, I joined the Griffin-Spalding County School System and am proud to be a part of the Moreland Road Elementary team.
My wonderful husband, Andy, and I have been married for 28 years.  We have four children, Philip, Helena, AJ, and Erin and three grandchildren, Alden, Allie, and Avery.  Also, we have two fur babies, Princeton and Oliver, that bring us an abundance of joy and happiness to our lives every day.  

Victoria Leavins
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I have been in education since 2017. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary teaching from Georgia Southwestern State University and started teaching in Henry County. I went back to school to earn my masters degree in Education in 2018. I taught in Henry Co for the past 4 years switching from 5th grade to Kindergarten to 3rd to 4th grade. I am really excited to now be a Moreland Road Mustang! 

I am 26 years old and I was born in Alaska. Shortly after, I moved to Texas and then a few years later I moved to Mississippi, then finally made my way to Georgia in 2002. So I would say I was raised in Georgia. I met my incredible husband in highschool and we have been married for over 2 years. We have 4 fur babies that we spoil and live in Thomaston. I love being outside, music & singing, spending time with my husband and animals, watching TV and movies, and most of all TEACHING! 

Nancy Walker, Teacher of the Year
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My career in public education began in 1990. Today I’m proud to announce that this is my 31st year in Education.  I have  had the privilege of working at Moreland Road Elementary for 16 years. 
I was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. I graduated from Fort Valley State University with a BS and Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Also I have a Specialist Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Curriculum.

I live in Griffin, Georgia with my beautiful daughter, Aaliyah. She’s a Junior at Tennessee State University, majoring in Cardio- Respiratory. Also I’m a Member of GAAC of Delta Sigma Theta  Sorority, Incorporated. To Know me, you know I love to laugh, shop and enjoy important things in life. I love God, my family, friends, my Sorors, my students and my job at Moreland Road Elementary.

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