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My name is Wendy Ford. I am currently a fourth grade teacher. Although this is only my second year at Harbour View, I have been with Marion County Public Schools for 21 years. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I have also taught ESE classes. I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, Health Education, and Educational Leadership. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a Master's Degree from St. Leo University. I love teaching and your children and just as important to me as my own children are. I have a 15 year old daughter in 10th grade, a 12 year old step-daughter in 6th grade, and a 9 year old step-son in 4th grade. Each of them is unique and learn differently. One is struggling in reading and math, one is gifted and in the Cambridge program, and one is at a school specifically for students with dyslexia and processing disorders. Like I do with my children, I am here to meet the needs of every child in my classroom.
In my spare time I love to do paper crafting. I love Pinterest. I also enjoy going to the beach, swimming, or anything that I can do out in the sun. And of course, I am a Gator fan. I love watching football, so during the season my Saturdays and Sundays are filled with college and NFL football games.