I graduated from Griffin High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia. I received my Master's and Specialist's degrees in school counseling from West Georgia College. I taught 11th and 12th grade science at Griffin High for a year, and I taught 8th grade science at Taylor Street Middle School for four years before becoming a school counselor. I have been a school counselor for 23 years. I love traveling and have traveled the world. I also love shopping. My identical twin sister is also a school counselor in the Griffin-Spalding County School System.
Tom Herner wrote,
“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach."
“If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we … teach? … we punish?”
“Why can’t we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?”
At Moreland Road, we teach our students our expectations. Every day, our faculty and staff teach our three (3) P.B.I.S. school-wide expectations:
Be Eager to do the Right Thing
Each week, teachers teach Skill-Streaming lessons and Project Wisdom/Character Education lessons. Teachers also have access to additional P.B.I.S. Cool Tools lesson plans on our share drive.
Our P.B.I.S. mission is to increase student achievement by providing a positive environment conducive to learning while decreasing inappropriate behavior.
We have a team that meets monthly to disaggregate our discipline data, achievement data, and attendance data, to plan the end of the nine weeks P.B.I.S. school-wide celebrations, to implement strategies to address behavioral concerns, to implement rewards for students and teachers, etc.
In conclusion, I would like to solicit your support to encourage positive behaviors at home and in school. Please remind your child every morning to follow our P.B.I.S expectations.
Thank you for all that you do to support our school,