My name is Kris Maynard. This is my 15th year as an educator and my 12th year at Rockmart Middle School. I have taught 6th and 7th grade Language Arts, 7th grade Social Studies, and currently 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA Connections. My previous 3 years I taught 6th grade Social Studies at Armuchee Middle. I am the head coach for the RMS wrestling and RMS girls' soccer teams. Some of my interests are reading James Patterson books and watching movies. I love watching college football, Go Jackets!!! I enjoy traveling in my free time, especially to the mountains. I feel blessed to be able to teach at Rockmart Middle School.
I attended Model High School and graduated in 1998. I then attended Reinhardt College and Floyd College (Georgia Highlands) for my core courses. I then went to Berry College where I studied Physical Education and transferred to Shorter College where I obtained my Middle Grades Education degree. I am a highly certified Middle Grades teacher in Language Arts, Math and Social Studies. I am also highly certified in Early Childhood Education.
I believe as a teacher, I am a guide for the student learner. I help them visualize their end goal. I foster their learning and encourage them to keep going. I help and provide support to students to keep them on their path to graduate high school and become successful in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue. I work to develop a relationship with each individual student and learn what interests they have. I can then show them how their lesson relates to their interests. As a coach, I am able to work outside the walls of a classroom with the students and understand their lives at a deeper level. Students will work harder in class if they believe teachers truly care about them and show them respect.