Mrs. Kimberly Myers
2018 Teacher of the Year
I have worked at Stoneview Elementary School for seven years. This is the first and only school at which I have had a full-time teaching job. I taught 3rd grade for five years, and this is my second year in second grade. My passion, besides teaching, is being a mentor teacher for Georgia State’s UACM program. I have had six student teachers in my 7 years of experience. I believe that by being a teacher of teachers, the number of students I can reach is exponential.
I began my teaching career later in life. I have an undergrad degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. When I was in my late 20’s I had a calling to go into teaching. I taught the pre-k class at my church for all four years of high school and never forgot how much I love working with kids. So, I applied to Georgia State University, but specifically the Urban Accelerated Certification and Masters Program. This program changed my life because its focus is to help new teachers from other fields of employment move into teaching in urban areas and be successful. My program really helped me to be successful at Stoneview and taught me the strategies needed to teach in a Title 1 school.
Over the past seven years at
Stoneview I was team lead in 3rd grade for 3 years and I was team lead in
second grade for 1 year. I am also on the behavior team and love to work in the
garden. I was able to get the Walking Dead Set Dressing crew to come out two
years in a row for career day and talk to the third graders about working in
the movie industry. Also, the Walking Dead set dressing crew donated two big
planter boxes on wheels, along with tarp lining for the garden beds in our
My goal when I came to this
school in 2011 was to help make it the best school it could be, and over the
past seven years I have seen many changes, but the changes taking place this
year are amazing. I will continue to serve Stoneview and the surrounding
community for years to come. I have made this my home!
I believe that all students can learn and that all students want to learn; it’s just finding what makes them passionate about learning that makes the difference.
Mrs. Kimberly Myers