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Mrs. Tangela Byrd
My husband and I have been blessed with two boys and an amazing daughter in law, they are my world! I have been teaching here at Maplewood for 13 years. I have taught 12 years in ESE Pre K, and 1 year in an Intellectually Disabled classroom. My love, passion and expertise for working with children with special needs began when my son, Caleb, was born in 1994 with Down Syndrome.
Orignally from Arkansas, my family and I moved to Florida in 2000. When my son began school here, thats when I realized what an amazing school Maplewood Elementary is, and I was blessed to start my teaching career here in 2004! I love watching my students grow and develop throughout the years I have them. I believe each child is unique in their own way. My ambition is to treat each of my students the way I want my son to be treated. As we all know, it takes a village to raise a child, and that is what we are doing here at Maplewood!
Welcome to our class!