Hi! My Name is Katie Garmon, and this is my 9th year of teaching. I previously taught at Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart. I taught Pre-K for three years and 2nd grade for three years. This will be my third year teaching first grade at Cherokee Elementary, and I am thrilled about the new school year! I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia in 2010. I earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy through Walden University.
I am originally from Tallapoosa. I now live in Cedartown with my husband, our six year old daughter, Rylee, and our three year old daughter, Avery. When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, shopping, crafting, and going new places.
My Philosophy of Education:
I am very passionate about teaching young children. I strive each and every day to ensure that all of my students are provided with quality instruction that meets all of their unique needs. I work to create a learning environment that motivates and inspires my students to do their absolute best, the sky is the limit. I believe it is necessary for my classroom to be a respectful, nurturing, and structured environment in order for all of my students to feel important, loved, and successful. I also feel it is important to build a classroom community where students learn to work collaboratively with others and my students' families feel welcomed and valued. It is my job as an elementary school teacher to provide my students with a strong social and academic foundation. To me, this job as a teacher is more than just a job; it is a profession that can alter the lives of children.
Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
~Henry Brooks Adams
Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.