Two Douglas Dragons won National Awards of Excellence for their artwork in the 2020-21 PTA Reflections program! Congratulations to Annabelle Pate and Jacob Cerveny!!
Both students created artwork that reflected the theme, “I Matter Because …” Annabelle placed in the photography category and Jacob in film production. Their artwork, along with that by other winners across the United States, will be featured in a traveling exhibition.
Happy National Principal Appreciation Day to the raddest principal we know! Thank you for all you have done to help keep our school engaged during unprecedented times. We appreciate you Principal Burns!
This is my sixth year, seventh if you count my student teaching! This is my fourth year in Kindergarten, and I’ve taught three years in 1st Grade.
What’s a typical day like?
I like to start our morning off by greeting the students at the door. We start our day with greeting each other on the carpet and sharing, and from there it is a busy, fun, packed day. I like to end our day with discussing what our favorite part of the day was.
What do you like best about your job?
I love seeing how much growth my kindergarteners have made in one year! It’s amazing how much they learn and change. I also work with some pretty amazing people and they make my job fun as much as the students do.
What’s most challenging?
Every day has its own different challenges, but having students, coworkers and a community that care helps overcome those challenges.
What is one fun fact about you that people might not know?
I’ve lived in four states! Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina (in that order).
If you’re a member of the Douglas Elementary School staff and would like to share your story as part of our “We Are Douglas” series, please email us!