Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education Masters in Creative Arts in Education
Welcome to Ms. Drake's Class!
"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you." --B.B. King
I want to thank everyone for a successful school year and hope you all have a safe and relaxing summer break. I look forward to meeting our new group of fourth graders in August!! :)
A little about me... this was my 18th year of molding young minds. I am a product of Redcliffe Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Silver Bluff High School, as is my son, so I am no stranger to the wonderful things that are happening in this community and in these schools. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina at Aiken and my Master's Degree in Creative Arts in Education from Lesley University. I want your child to enjoy coming to school each and every day, and would like to make your child's classroom environment a pleasant one, filled with rich experiences, challenging projects, loads of achievements, and lasting friendships. In order to accomplish this task, I feel it is particularly important to develop and maintain a year of classroom involvement with our parents and families. You will be the first to know whether your child is enjoying school, whether your child needs special attention in a specific subject, or whether your child's relationship with a friend is affecting his/her academic development. My committment to your child's success is genuine, and parent involvement is essential to your child's education--both academically and behaviorally. It is important for us to build a strong relationship with one another for several reasons: to motivate, nurture, and support your child, to build self-esteem in your child, to reach common goals together, to work through difficulties that may arise, to see that your child enjoys the mental, physical, and social activities at school, and to make sure that your chld learns and becomes responsible. I invite you to participate as much as possible, and I thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and for your involvement!