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Hello! My name is Ms. Tabitha, and I am the Reading Interventionist at West Side Elementary.  I have been in the education profession for the past twenty years. Fifteen of those years have been as a classroom teacher/reading interventionist; the remaining five include working in the public school system in various positions such as PALS teacher, 21stCCLC teacher, and parent/child computer class teacher. I have taught grades K, 1st, Pre-K, fourth, and served as a school reading interventionist and system-wide instructional coach.  I am a native of St. Paul, Virginia but have traveled and lived in several different places (none to which compare to Northeast Tennessee :0)) I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education from University of Virginia, Wise and a Masters degree in Reading from East Tennessee State University. I have three children that are my pride and joy. My step-daughter, Jayla, is a junior at University of Tennessee; my daughter, Taylor, is a freshman at University of Tennessee; and my son, J.T., is a junior at EHS.  My hobbies and interests are hot yoga, running, spending time with my family, and getting involved in my children’s school and extracurricular activities. My favorite things to read are books about nutrition, reading instruction, and the Bible.

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