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Keokuk Chisholm » Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

Teaching comes from the heart, and my heart has always steered me
in the direction of encouraging and shaping the lives of  young people.

Hello! This year, I am returning back to Boothville-Venice Elementary, and I am ecstatic to be teaching sixth grade again. I began my teaching career here at Boothville-Venice Elementary School as a sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I momentarily relocated to the Houston, Texas area where I also taught sixth grade English Language Arts. Now, I am returning back to my roots to continue my teaching career in a community that I hold so near and dear to my heart. I am truly excited about this school year and observing the growth and achievements of my students from start to finish. I find it rewarding to be a part of a profession that allows me to motivate children to reach their fullest potential. My main goal as a teacher is to establish a positive learning environment that will allow all of my students opportunities to think more critically, communicate more effectively, become better problem solvers, and develop a life-long passion for reading and learning.

I attended Boothville-Venice from Kindergarten - 12th grade, so I guess you can say that being an Oiler is definitely embedded in my blood. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and my Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. I am certified to teach English Language Arts and Social Studies grades 6-12. As an educator, I believe that all students can be successful in a conducive learning environment. In my classroom, my students and I thrive by embracing the idea that together we will learn and together we will succeed. 

Why I teach? 
I teach because I believe education is vital and priceless. I consider education to be one of the few things that exists that can never be measured. Education and the knowledge that we acquire while learning can lead to limitless opportunities and experiences. Therefore since I hold the concepts of knowledge and education in such high regards, it has always been important to me to instill in others the true value of education. In my opinion, education and the discovery of learning is the most valuable tool we can offer anyone, especially children. The ability to read, write, and articulately express beliefs empowers individuals and offers them a sense of pride that allows them to believe that they can accomplish anything. As a teacher, I want my students to recognize that education has and will always be the tool used to break down barriers and achieve all deemed impossible. My reasons for teaching simpy stem from wanting to be a part of the fulfilling process that allows students to recognize their own potential. Therefore, I teach so that I can help students notice how education can change their lives and the lives of those around them. I teach to help students realize that education will allow them to discover and become whoever they want to be. Finally, I teach to help my students recognize that education will open up their minds to understanding and analyzing the world and situations, as well as open up the doors to endless possibilities.
 
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that
 we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that 
most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, 
talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be. -- Marianne Williamson