We will “Spotlight” a WES Teacher, Administrator or Faculty Member.
WES August Teacher of the Month
Name- Amy Walker
Position- First Grade Teacher
Education- Graduated from Sequoyah H.S. in Cherokee County and then attended Reinhardt College. I transferred to Brenau University to get my Bachelor’s degree. Received my Masters from Kennesaw State and Specialists from Piedmont.
Experience- 18 Years teaching in Gwinnett Co. and Cherokee Co P-K-1-2-3-
What are you most excited about for the coming school year? I am excited to be teaching first grade and watching my kids love learning. Exposing them to different ways to think and giving them confidence in themselves is a goal that I hope to achieve. I hope to help them develop them into lifelong learners that will succeed in all that they do by providing them encouragement, independence, and love.
What is an innovative idea that you’ve tried in a school? I have implemented reading roles that incorporate technology.
Welcome to WES!
Name: Jonathan Hall
Position: Assistant Principal, Woodstock Elementary School
Education: Ed. S University of West Georgia
M. Ed. University of West Georgia
B.S Ball State University
Experience: Prior to joining the WES staff I was assistant principal at Woodstock Middle School
I also taught special education at Sixes Elementary School.
Responsibilities/Role: A big part of my responsibilities here at WES is to support the students, teachers, and parents to make sure our students are successful both academically and socially. I will draw upon my experiences as an administrator, teacher, military veteran, and parent to help make Woodstock Elementary School the best in the Cherokee County, Georgia and the United States.
Most excited about the coming year: I am excited to be working with elementary students because they are great to work with and fun to be around. They always have a smile on their face and are eager to learn. I am also excited about working with the faculty and staff to help continue the excellent academic success here at Woodstock Elementary School.
Innovated Ideas tried: Last year we implemented the Positive Behavior Interventions Support (PBIS) at Woodstock Middle School. We were successful in implementing that at the middle school and I want to continue to support the program here at WES.
What can parents do to prepare their child: One of my favorite quotes is from Barbara Bush when she said, “The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher and reading is the child’s first subject.” Parents reading to a child everyday can do so much to prepare them for school. Even as a child gets older, it is important that parents continue to read to their child.