"You've Got A Friend In Me"
Designed By: Kaley Ford

Hey! My name is Kaley Ford. I'm in my first professional semester in the Early Childhood & Special Education Department here at Valdosta State University.  I'm majoring in Early Childhood Education and upon graduation, I hope to go straight into the graduate program and obtain my master's degree. I have always loved being around children and am very excited about becoming a teacher!

I am 21 years old and from Sylvester, Georgia. We are very proud to be known as the Peanut Capitol of the World and every year we have a big festival to celebrate! I recently transferred to VSU from The University of Georgia and am very excited to be here! I live with my sister and a friend from high school in a cute little house a few miles from the campus.

Tucker                               Molly                            Charlie

I have been very blessed with a wonderful family, boyfriend and group of friends who support me in everything I do! I also have three dogs that I love very much! Tucker (8 years) and Charlie (5 months) are both Yorkshire Terriers and Molly (2 years) is a Golden Retriever.


I have been a Bulldog fan all my life and no matter where I go that will never change! My favorite time of year is fall because we get to attend all the UGA football games. Although I would like to, I don't seem to have time to travel very much. My favorite trip I've ever taken was to Cozumel, Mexico with all of my friends from high school. The memories from that trip will last a lifetime!

Children have always been a huge part of my life! I have five younger cousins ranging in age from two-sixteen and we have always been extremely close. I started out in high school working with the Big Brother/Big Sisters of America program. My senior year I was also given the opportunity to teach a semester of Spanish to Kindergarten students and really enjoyed that. Through my church, First Baptist Church of Sylvester, I have helped teach Vacation Bible School for many years. I have been a peer tutor at many elementary schools throughout my high school and college career.

My sister and I and some of our little cousins

The Ronald McDonald House is the philanthropy that my sorority supports and I have been very involved with fundraising events for that! I also enjoy working with animals and have really enjoyed volunteering with animal shelters and humane societies.


There are so many wonderful websites available for teachers to use. Teacher Planet is a wonderful resource that many different resources including lesson plans, worksheets and even some cute jokes when you need a laugh. I also found ABC teach to be a very helpful website. It has everything you need to help with lessons including printable flashcards and color-sheets.

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