My name is Kristen Padgett, and I teach Math and Science in 4th grade at Youngs Grove Elementary. I graduated from Shorter University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also certified in Physical Education. I am currently obtaining my master degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia. I graduated from Cedartown High School in 2010. I am fortunate to return to my hometown to teach the students in my community. I want my students to gain knowledge, values, and skills to become positive contributors in society. Teachers help mold the future generations to become successful leaders in society for tomorrow. I am also the girls' cross country coach and the girls' track coach at Cedartown High School. I hope to positively influence the athletes as I coach to always work towards their personal best.