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    Gail  Watkins

    First Grade
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    I have been teaching for twenty years. This year I will be teaching first grade.
    I live in
    Tuscaloosa with my husband, Mark, and two daughters, Katie and Emily. Katie is a freshman at Mississippi State University and Emily is a sophomore at Hillcrest High School.  I love spending time with my family. We enjoy camping in the fall and spring.  We also like spending time at the beach and the lake during the summer.
    My hobbies include playing the piano, reading, and gardening.  My favorite children's book is Buzzy, the Bumblebee. Red is my favorite color, and the Crimson Tide is my favorite team. Roll Tide Roll!!!
    I am also a member of Valley View Baptist Church.  At Valley View I teach a tenth grade Bible study class and volunteer in the children's library.
     
    My favorite quote:

    You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

    -Winston Churchill

     

    Education


    I graduated from Bibb County High School in 1993 and the University of Montevallo in 1997. I have a BS degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.  In 2004 I earned National Board Certification. I renewed my National Board Certification in 2013.

     

    Experience


    Englewood Elementary
    • Kindergarten (1997 - 2001)
    Taylorville Primary
    • Kindergarten (2001 - 2003)
    • First Grade (2003 - 2004), (2007 - 2008), and (2017 - 2018)
    • First Grade Reading Specialist (2004 - 2007) and (2008 - 2015)
    • Second Grade Reading Specialist (2015-2017)
    • Second Grade (2018-2019)
    • Technology Coach (2011 - present)