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Nancy Clanton

Special Education Teacher

Van Wert Elementary School

Room 420/Blue Hall



Planning Time: 8:50-9:40



                           Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am truly excited about this year. I believe it will be the best year yet.

                                As Robert John Meehan said, "Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding." Every child IS different and special. I believe all students can learn and be successful if they are provided with an environment conducive to their needs. I feel they need to be provided with challenging experiences that push them to be more responsible for their learning. Furthermore, I believe students need love and room to grow and expand. They need to have a place where they can feel safe to be themselves and learn from mistakes without the fear of failure looming overhead. Most of all, kids need an opportunity to just be kids.

                                 I graduated from the University of West Georgia with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. This is my 12th year of teaching with eleven of those years being served within Polk School District. I teach 4th and 5th grade Special Education Reading and Language Arts in the inclusion and resource setting.

                                 I have been married to Tony for 20 years. We have three wonderful children named Alexis (18), Megan (15), and Isaac (12). My husband and I both grew up in Bartow County. However, our home is now in Rockmart. I enjoy riding four wheelers, playing music, watching my children play sports, and traveling.