Clare Gearhart's Sea of Learning

    Hello! My name is Clare Gearhart, and I am 22 years old. I am currently a senior at Valdosta State University, and I will be graduating this summer with a degree in Mental Retardation. I graduated from Parkview High School in 2002. I cannot wait until I graduate because I am so excited to start teaching. I plan on moving to California to teach at a high school out there.

    I was born and raised in Lilburn, Georgia. One of my favorite places to visit back home is Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain is a great place to visit because there is so much to do. At the park you can climb the mountain, fish, swim in the lakes, watch the laser show, and ride the train that scales the mountain. They even have campgrounds!!!!

    Family is the most important thing in my life. I have one sister, Maggie, and two step brothers, Shawn and Jamie. I try to go home as much as possible to visit my parents and my sister. I have a niece, Gwendolyn, and two nephews, Evan and Caleb, and I love them more than anything. I only wish that I could see my family more often.

    I love to travel!!! I visit my family in California and Massachusetts as much as possible. My most memorable trip was when my dad took my sister and me on a cruise to the Bahamas. The beaches are beautiful! The water is crystal clear and the sand is white; they have some of the nicest beaches I have ever seen.

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    One website that I have found to be very helpful is This website has job listings, lesson plans, and free printables. They even have a chat board where you can talk to other teachers! Another great website is abcteach. This website has classroom signs, word wall activities, and seasonal units for teachers.

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