Stroud's Bright Little Things
My name is
Stephanie Stroud. I am currently a teacher at DeKalb
Elementary Theme School located
in Lithonia, Georgia. The upcoming 2008-2009 school
year will mark my second term at Marbut. Marbut Theme School strives
for excellence and greatness. Students that attend Marbut are required
to follow a strict uniform code. Parents are required to volunteer a
total of sixteen hours each year of the child's enrollment at Marbut.
Students are required to memorize poems, read for thirty minutes each
night as well as complete a rigorous semester project and participate
in a rigorous curriculum. Marbut opened its doors in 1996 as one of
DeKalb County's first theme schools. Since its opening, Marbut has made
Adequate Yearly Progress each year.
As a little girl I was back and forth between wanting to
become a doctor and wanting to become a teacher. I made the decision to become a teacher after taking a
teacher cadet my senior in high school. I graduated from Oglethorpe
University in 2006. During my four years of college I completed
internships and volunteer opportunities at the Boys and Girls Club,
Childkind, and the YMCA. During
my senior year in college, I completed
a year long internship at Narvie J. Harris Elementary School in DeKalb
County. After being in the classroom for two years, I have discovered
my passion for wanting to teach students with special needs as well as
those struggling in one or more academic areas. During my spare time I
like to go bowling, pool, cook with family and friends, as well as
volunteer at the Rainbow House.
I am currently a third grade
inclusion teacher at Marbut Theme School. I teach regular education and
special needs students. I have a paraprofessional come in for a portion
of the day to assist me with English Language Arts and Reading. In
addition, a co-teacher comes in to assist me with Mathematics. As a
my primary focus is on my students' ability to read. After all, reading
is the key to success in all academic areas and in life. For those
students who may be struggling or in need of fun enrichment exercises I
highly recommend visiting funbrain, scholastic and aaa math on the internet.
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*Information will be added for the 2008-2009 school year.