First Grade Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Masters Degree in July of 2020 from the University of West Georgia.
Ms. Michaela Dillard
My name is Michaela Dillard. I am so excited to be returning to Van Wert for my third year in first grade.
Teaching is my passion and I truly believe it is a calling. I strive to create a positive learning environment and love for learning in my classroom every day. I believe all students can learn provided the proper educational environment and learning resources. Knowing that every student can learn, just not in the same day or in the same way, keeps me going every day. I enjoy getting to know each individual student and discovering their strengths and characteristics as a learner. I use what I know about each student to help guide my instruction to meet all needs. I feel like the most important thing my students can leave with at the end of their year with me is confidence in themselves and knowing that they are loved and able to meet their full potential.
My husband and I live in Rockmart with our two fur babies, Reggie and Sammie. My husband is also an educator so our home is constantly filled with lesson plans and crafts. When I am away from my school "babies", I love spending time with my husband at home, relaxing by the pool, and we love to travel.
I look forward to starting this new school year and working with the wonderful, knowledgeable staff here at Van Wert. I am proud to call myself your child's teacher and I thank you for sharing this important milestone in your child's life with me.