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"Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning."

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Email – harris.shanice@tarrant.k12.al.us; harrisstarrant@gmail.com

Phone - 205.841.7541 (Main Office); 205.402.8399 (Cell)

Planning Period: 8:15 - 8:50 AM

Class Remind Sign Up – Information to join was sent during first week of school.

ClassDojo Sign Up – Information to join was sent during first week of school.

Hello all! I am so thrilled to continue my teaching journey at Tarrant Elementary this 2019-2020 school year as last year was my first year teaching! I was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. My husband and I have been together for the past 11 years, recently marrying October 2017, and we share an awesome 10-year-old son who plays baseball. I’m a reality & drama TV junkie, video game addict, and football fanatic. WAR EAGLE & GO GIANTS! =)

I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University Montgomery in 2016 with class B certifications in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. I am a proponent for student-centered, constructivist-based learning environments which grant opportunities for student ownership of their learning. I believe that students do need a strong foundation in the core curriculum to apply their learning into the real world but with more than just textbooks to exemplify mastery of subjects. They also need choice and hands-on approaches that will complement their learning so they can think critically and draw their own conclusions in order to create knowledge from what they have learned. This philosophy guides my instructional teaching. 

This 2019-2020 school year, we are 1st grade Master Builders! Parental communication and involvement is extremely important to me. With both, we will create and maintain a fantastic learning community throughout this school year. I will be using both the Remind (for class information, class stories, and announcements) and ClassDojo (for sharing class stories and behavior management) mobile apps as means to keep in touch with you all. My phone numbers are listed above in the contact information. Be sure to join both apps to always stay up to date on what the class is doing and how your child is progressing!