Mr. Yerington’s Updates

News and Information from Mr. Yerington’s Classroom

Student Teacher — January and February

Posted by iateacher on December 19, 2007

Parents, Guardians and Students:

This is just a note to let you all know that beginning January 7, 2008 and going until February 29, 2008, we will have a student teacher in my room.  She will actually be in two other classrooms in the morning and will be with me 7th and 9th block.  I would like to take a minute to tell you a little about her from her letter of introduction:

Mrs. Griggs was born into a farm family in Washington, Iowa where she lived until she was ten.  Her family then bought a larger farm outside of Letts, Iowa.  She attended Muscatine Schools, first at Mulberry, then West Middle School, and graduated from Muscatine High School.  After graduation Mrs. Griggs attended Muscatine Community College for one year before transferring to Kirwood and entering the Medical Assistant program.  She found that the medical field was not for her, and went to work managing a fast food restaurant until she married in 1986.

Mrs. Griggs has two daughters, one attending Muscatine Community College and one a senior in high school.  She ran her own day care business for ten years.  In 2000 she gave up her day care business and went to work for Muscatine Schools as a classroom aide.  She found she enjoyed working with the upper level special needs students very much.  In January 2003 she went back to MCC to earn her Associate of Arts degree.  After securing her Associate of Arts she enrolled in Adult learner program at Iowa Wesleyan College (Mr. Yerington’s alma matter by the way 🙂 )

Mrs. Griggs has worked for the Muscatine Schools for six years as a para-educator with special needs students.  She will graduate from Iowa Wesleyan College in May of 2008 with an Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and an emphasis in special education.  She hopes to continue her education and earn endorsements in level I and level II special education as well as a Masters degree.

I am excited about having Mrs. Griggs in the room and look forward to having her teaching with me.


Mr. Yerington

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