I am excited to be joining Bartlett City Schools and the Appling Middle family this year. I come to you after 13 years of teaching 6th/7th grade science at Brighton Middle in Tipton County.
A little about me; I originate from the Midwest (mainly Iowa) and joined the Navy after high school. Though I only served 4 years, I married a career military man and spent 16 plus years following him. Like many, Millington was our final destination and we arrived here in 2001. During that time I worked as a medical lab tech (carry-over from Navy training) and raised our two boys.
I graduated from Crichton College in 2005, with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and left the medical field behind to pursue a calling to enrich children's lives with my compassion and knowledge. I am forever grateful that I followed my heart.
My goal is to support the Mission, Vision, and Beliefs of Appling Middle School by effectively engaging students in 21st Century Science and Engineering Practices. I will facilitate lessons using the three-dimensional model to cover the new TN Science Standards that went into effect this school year.
I am a firm believer in communication between the teacher, student, and parents. I will keep my page updated and use Remind to communicate normal school assignments and activities with you. If/When necessary I will reach out to you by e-mail or a phone call and you may do the same.
I look forward to a rewarding year with your child. ~Ms. Kathy Collier
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