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5th grade Science/Social Studies Teacher

Science Olympiad/DawgBots Robotics Coach


Northside Elementary School

100 N. Philpot Street

Cedartown, GA 30153

Hello, I'm Mr. Bearden! I am the science and social studies teacher  for 5th grade students at Northside Elementary School. I am from Jacksonville, Alabama. I graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. This is my 13th year at Northside. I have taught second, third, fourth and fifth grades. I also have both my science endorsement and reading endorsement from Northwest Georgia RESA. I have been at Northside Elementary since January 2006. I have been married to my wife Heather for ten years and we have a five year old son. His name is Matthew. He keeps me pretty busy and is the best blessing my wife and I have ever recieved.  We reside in Rockmart, GA. This is my third year teaching 5th grade! I am very excited about the school year that awaits. I just recently recived the honor of NEA Teacher of Excllence Award. I am very excited about this honor and the tip to Washington, D.C. in February. I love STEM and working on STEM projects.  I love teaching Science and Social Studies!! Teaching Science and Social Studies is my passion and I love to see my students gain a passion for it as well. Science is such an important topic to study in school and I love to see my students learn and grow as they develop their own scientific knowledge in my classroom. It is my pleasure each day to be able to watch my students grow and become awesome students and future leaders. I feel very blessed to be able to teach science and social studies to such wonderul students at Northside Elementary. I am also a Robotics and Science Olympiad Coach at Northside. We have two very sucessful science clubs at Northside and I am so proud to be the head coach of these clubs. My goal is for Northside Elementary to become a STEM certified school one day and me a STEM certified teacher! My promise to all my students is to be the very best teacher that I can be and to give them a wonderful learning opportunity in my classroom. 

 In my free time I love to watch Alabama Football (Roll Tide!!), read books, watch movies,spend time working in my yard  and most importantly spend time with my wife and four year old son. I am looking forward to the upcoming 2017-2018 school year!!  You will learn so much and we will learn so much from each other in our classroom. Welcome to Fifth Grade!! You are the Big Dawgs at Northside this year!!! 

If you ever need to get intouch with me you can do that by calling the school or by email. I also like to use Class Dojo and Remind 101 for additional communication with my parents. If you are able I would like for you to use these with me as well. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. Looking forward to teaching your child and getting to know you as well.

Northside Elementary (770)-748-4932


My philosphy of education is that all children are capable of learning. Children have to make the decision to own their learning and to overcome obstacles and as a teacher it is my job to provide a warm, loving, challenging, caring environment where all children feel welcomed and appreciated. It is also my job to guide my students to achieve greatness in life by teaching them how to work towards that greatness. Teaching is my passion and I want my students to become successful, life long learners. 



2017 Northside DawgBots Robotics Camp Video 


Back to School at Camp Northside 2016-2017








Our 2016-2017 Science Olympiad Season was a success!! We competed in two Cobb County Science Olympiad events and placed at the Title I Science Olympiad Event in many areas! Congrats to the Northside Science Olympiad Team on their success this school year!! Go Northside!!




Thank you to Mr. George Gibbons and Waste Industries for sponsoring our DawgBots robtic program. Thank you for the 24 Sphero Robots!! 

The 2016-2017 Northside DawgBots Season Has Started!! Please follow our robotic journey this year!!

Northside DawgBots win First Place in Robot Design at West Georgia Regional First Lego League Competition in 2016!! Go DawgBots!!

DawgBots Win!!


2016-2017 Northside DawgBot and Jr. DawgBots Season Video Spotlight



PSD School Spotlight: Northside Elementary School
Science Club (Robotics and Science Olympiads) 
Lead by Mr. Josh Bearden



science guy animated


This is a great resource we use in our third grade classrooms. Please check this on a daily basis at home using your parent codes. Just click Class Dojo image above to access website. Thanks
Mr. Bearden