About the Teacher
Education: After graduating from college the first time in 2003, I started my initial career which was in health care so I also hold the following degrees: Associate of Applied Science, Radiology/Computed Tomography, and Bachelor's of Art in Healthcare Administration. I was a Computed Tomography/Radiologic Technologist in Starkville at OCH Regional Medical Center and Mississippi State University. During this time period, I was also Itawamba Community College's Clinical Instructor for Radiology students who interned at our location. This provided me the experience of working with and teaching college students. I realized that my calling was teaching which lead me to where I am today!
I received my licensure to teach from Belhaven University's Master of Art in Teaching program in 2010. My certifications include both elementary education and special education. In May 2019, I completed Arkansas State University's Master of Science in Education (MSE) Special Education Instructional Specialist K-12 program.
Experience: Even though I have taught at three different schools, I have always worked with fifth graders. I was a fifth grade math/science teacher at East Oktibbeha County Elementary School in Starkville, Ms. After relocating to Hernando due to my husband's military career, I taught fifth grade math/science at Horn Lake Intermediate School. From there, I transferred to Lake Cormorant Elementary School and began teaching fifth grade special education students. I also serve as the MET Chairperson for the LCES Special Education Department.
Bio: I am originally from the delta (Greenwood, MS), but lived in Starkville for many years... Go Dawgs! We were relocated to Hernando due to my husband's military career. My husband, who is now retired from the military, is also an educator. He previously taught and coached at Lake Cormorant Middle School. He is now a teacher/coach at Magnolia Heights School. Our daughter and son are both Gators.
Students are serviced based on their deficit areas presented in their IEPS. This looks different for each student. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Ms. Kim's Counselor Corner
Mrs. Jennifer's Library Resources
Mississippi Department of Education's At-Home Resources:
DeSoto County Schools All Access Links:
Classworks (lunch #):
EduTyping (Account: deso3000 / lunch #):
Hearbuilder (student name):
Website Access for Distance Learning
i-Ready is also a wonderful resource for students to use when at home. Log in information is below.
If you do not have access to a device with internet, your child can always read and study math facts! Packets are available for those without internet access. Printed packets were sent to each student with IEP goals during school closure due to COVID-19.
I communicate primarily through SchoolStatus. Feel free to text the number that you receive messages from me on.