Blossoming into Education
Designed By: Kelly Houlihan


    My name is Kelly Houlihan and I am a junior at Valdosta State University. I am an Early Childhood/ Special Education major in the Early Childhood and Special Education Department and I can't wait to graduate in a year and then work on my masters! I have wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old and have worked in numerous daycares and churches with children of all ages. I hope to have a friendly and fun learning environment for my future students and cannot wait to have a classroom of my own!

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    I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia but have made my home here in Valdosta. Since my family and friends are four hours away, I have made my sorority sisters my family here and I cannot imagine my life any other way. I am activly involved in my sorority, Chi Omega, as well as various clubs and activities. I currently work in a church nursery and nanny three days a week. Some of my hobbies involve painting, arts and crafts, and traveling. I love the mountains and hope to one day live in Colorado.

    As an educator I think it is important to know your learners and help them succeed to the best of their ability. By using various teaching methods, you can reach each of your students in new and fun different ways. One of the websites I have found very helpful when writing lesson plans and learning standards is Bright From the Start. The Georgia Department of Education website has also helped to guide me as far as teaching strategies, new ideas, information, and standards. With technology becoming increasingly used in the classroom, it is important for teachers to use these educational websites to their advantage. I have found fun games, stories, and videos that I plan to use in my teaching and future classrooms.

My Information Table

Mini-Research Lesson Website
Mini-Research Lesson Plan 1
Mini-Research Lesson Plan 2
Future Web Page
Future Web Page
Future Web Page

Student Fun and Educational Links
Social Studies
read math science socialstudies music
Learn to Read
Fun Math Games
Discovery Kids
Name That President!
Music Match