Sallas Mahone Elementary School
                                                                                               Ms. Carswell's Smarty Cats
                                                                                                       Designed by Derri Carswell
                                                                                Sallas Mahone                                                           
Hello, my name is Derri Carswell and I teach special education to 5th graders at Sallas Mahone elementary in Valdosta, Georgia. I co-teach math, science, social studies and ELA with two regular education teachers, Charlotte Harper and Idella Griffin. Sallas Mahone is part of the Valdosta City School system which consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. I also reside in Valdosta which is home to the Valdosta High School Wildcats , the "winningest" high school football program in the nation. (Go Cats!!!) Valdosta also has the prestigious honor of being nationally awarded and recognized as Title Town USA.


I have been married to my husband, Willie Carswell for 23 years. We have two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Dasia. Danielle is a senior at Valdosta State University and Dasia is an upcoming 6th grader at Valdosta Middle School. We have a family pet by the name of Bayer. He is a black lab who is very loving and easy going. We love him.


I received my B.S. degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University. (Go Blazers!!!) I am currently enrolled at VSU pursuing a master's in Special Education. Some of my interests include football, cooking, and studying the Bible. I also enjoy spending time with and learning from children. I believe that all children can learn and be successful.

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Math games and activities
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Various games and activities
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Educational activities and games
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