Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education ESOL Endorsed Reading Endorsed
I am in my fifth year of teaching and excited to join the world of third grade math and science. I graduated in 2014 from UCF. I have been married for 12 years and have a stepson who just recently became a Marine. He is currently in Japan. We are very proud!
I have two dachshund mixes. They are Buttercup and Westley, named after the characters in one of my favorite films, "The Princess Bride". They are the cutest, cuddliest and laziest puppies... and they love to lick.
I enjoy reading books, watching movies, painting, kayaking, and volunteering in different places at my church. I am obviously a fan of Harry Potter. I have read all 7 books, and own all 8 movies that I have enjoyed multiple times. I have also read "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and would love to see it on Broadway some day.
As a teacher, I feel like having students make memories while they learn is the most efficient way to retain knowledge. They will remember moments that stick out, so we will create as many of those memories as possible and attach them to what we are learning. There is a quote that I believe to be true:
We remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss with others, 80% of what we personally experience, 95% of what we teach others - Edgar Dale
I have great hopes for the year! Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns at Patricia.Gall@marion.k12.fl.us or send me a message on Class Dojo.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your child's life and giving me the privilege of teaching them!