My name is
Deneen Cleghorn and I am a Junior at Valdosta
State University. I am 21 years old and I am currently in my first
Practicum in the
Valdosta State University Early Childhood and Special Education
Department. I hope to obtain a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood
Education by December of 2010. I want to teach
3rd or 4th
grade and I want to stay in Georgia. I am from a
small town in southern Georgia, Ocilla, where everybody
knows everybody. I put 100% of my heart into everything I do.
I love music and singing. It is my Life!
My favorite singer right now is Tyrone Wells. (Tyrone Wells)
sing at pageants, parties, churches, weddings, and funerals. I am an
active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ocilla, Georgia.
The smallest, simplest things
in life make me
I am a very determined woman. I have millions of big plans and big
dreams, and I am on my way to
I have morals, goals, and high standards. I love to laugh and smile. My
friends are a huge support system for me. I believe in
standing up for what you believe in.
I've also learned that you will go through hard times in your life, but
those hard times are what make you who you are.
I believe in hugging, hugging a lot.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being
strong in every situation. I believe in God. I believe that children
Successful teachers possess a positive attitude, a
consistent approach to discipline, and high expectations. I plan to
achieve these dispositions through experience and practice. A positive
attitude produces positive results. Education is important and very
valuable. All students can learn and be successful. As a teacher I want
to instill a desire to learn in the minds of my students. Students need
to understand that they will never stop learning. Education is never
ending. I still have a love for learning new things, because it helps
me develop as a person. When I say I am a teacher, I also realize that
I am a nurse, a knowledge expert, a substitute mother, a secretary, a
psychologist, a coach, and a computer technician. I am committed to
conquering each challenge that arises.
There are a few websites that I have found very
resourceful in helping me with creating my lesson plans and classroom
activities and would recommend them to teachers in Georgia. The Bright from the Start
website aids Pre-K teachers in creating lesson plans that relate to the
learning and creative development of their students. Georgia Performance Standards are standards that teachers
use to correlate their lessons on academic levels. Quality
Core Curriculum are
a set of standards that help teachers incorporate the fine arts into
their lesson plans.
Courtney (Little Sister), Me, and
(Older Sister), and Me
Me and my mother, Sharlene