Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts History Master of Education Master of Educational Leadership GT Endorsed Literacy Coach Endorsed Literacy Teacher Endorsed
Ms. Tabatha Hughes
Hello Aiken Elementary Mavericks! My name is Tabatha Hughes, and I am the new Literacy Coach for AES this year. I would like to share a little about myself so you all can get to know me a little better. This is my twenty second year in education, and even though it has been a long time, I still love what I do! I was a classroom teacher for sixteen years and have taught at all levels from elementary to high school. This is my sixth year as a Literacy Coach. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in English, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Reading and History are my academic passions, and like the Disney Princess Belle, my nose is frequently stuck in a book! I absolutely love children, so I know that being a teacher is what I am meant to do. Speaking of children, I have three of my own. My oldest is eighteen and has just started his freshman year in college where he plays collegiate soccer. My middle son is sixteen and has opted to graduate early, so he will be leaving the nest after this school year as he starts his journey to becoming a cardiac surgeon. My youngest child is five and has started kindergarten here at Aiken El, which she loves because of her awesome teacher and the fact that she gets to ride to school with mommy every day. I enjoy watching college football (Go Cocks!), spending time with family and friends, and interior decorating. Fall is my favorite season so bring on the pumpkin spice! If you have any questions about literacy, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I am so excited to be here and to work with the awesome teachers and students as AES!