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Mrs. Pendergraft

I was born in Rhode Island (yes, that is a real state, not an island.)  and moved to Citrus Springs, Florida when I was in first grade.  I attended elementary, middle, and high school in Inverness, graduating from Citrus High. I attended the College of Central Florida, Florida State University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, and finally graduated from Florida Southern College with my teaching degree. I have lived in Rhode Island, Alabama, and California, but finally made my way back to call Florida my forever home.  I have been at Ocala Springs Elementary School for 19 years!  I consider it my second home. 

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 32 years, and we have three grown children.  My husband and I live on a mini-farm in Anthony, along with 2 horses, 7 goats, 10 chickens, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  Can you tell I love animals?  That is the reason I started and sponsor the Ocala Springs Elementary 4H Club.  I love being outdoors, especially gardening and camping.  I also enjoy music (listening to and playing my guitar) and playing video games.

Finally, and foremost, I LOVE TEACHING!  That is my passion.