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Second Grade

Subjects and Grades Taught:

Fourth through Eleventh Grade: ELA/ Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Eleventh Grade English

Education

I am a 1977 graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies and a 1983 graduate of South Carolina State University with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. I have also taken courses at Charleston Southern University and the College of Charleston.

Accomplishments

I am a 1988-1989 and 2000-2001 Teacher of the Year recipient for St. James Gaillard Elementary School, as well as the 2000-2001 Alternate District Teacher of the Year. I have taught for 38 years and am presently teaching 2nd Grade.

Family

I am married to Thomas Holliday, Sr. and we are the proud parents of two beautiful adult children, Thomas, Jr. and Edana. I enjoy working with children, teaching and preaching God’s word and spending time with my family.

My name is Tawanda M. Stanley; I am a 2nd grade teacher at St. James-Gaillard Elementary School in Eutawville, SC. Where I teach all subjects providing students with developmental appropriate instructions throughout the day, and I also serve as a chairperson for the student government body. I am currently in my 10th year of employment with this district, and my 14th year in education all together.

My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Child Development/Business, a Masters of Education Degree in Early Childhood, and an Ed.S in Educational Administration. Prior to my current position I worked at Voorhees College Early Head Start Program as a Parent Educator, working with families and children on a scheduled one-to-one weekly basis in their homes for at least 90 minutes to help parents understand what to expect in each stage of their child’s development. I also offered practical tips on ways to encourage learning manage challenging behaviors and promote strong parent child relationships. I moved from Parent Educator to Family Community Partnership Coordinator/Home Visitor Supervisor where I negotiated and secured partnership agreements with public and private resource providers in the community, and developed and distribute procedures for Parent Educators to implement family assessments of goals, strengths and aspirations.

I also worked as a teacher at the Child Development Learning Center on the campus of South Carolina State University for two years where I provided developmentally appropriate instruction for children ages two through five in a NAEYC accredited university based learning center, as well as provided parenting education to parents.           

I believe "Live it, love it, and learn it!” If you believe in what you are saying, live it to the fullest, be the best role model, and have a love of what you do, that transcends to your students. I believe that all children bring something special to school, and they should feel like a unique, valuable member of the classroom community.  They should never be afraid to share their ideas, even if everyone’s opinion is different from their own. Learning should be fun, but challenging at the same time, and no one should be afraid to laugh.

I love children and they are my biggest motivator for eventually getting my Ed. D in Educational Leadership. I want to make a difference.

Subjects Taught

Pre-K thru 2nd Grade: ELA/ Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies; 6th Grade: Math.

 

Education

I am a graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and 18 hours towards a Master Degree at Claflin University in Teacher Leadership. I have also attended Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College where I received a Business Degree.

 

Experience

I am a 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year recipient. My teaching career ranges from Pre-K through Sixth Grade. I began teaching 6th Grade Math for 3 years. I have taught Pre-K through 2nd Grade for 12 years. I am presently teaching 2nd Grade.

 

Bio

I have been married for 37 years. My husband, Pastor Raymond and I have four sons, four daughters, and seven beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy attending church, working with young people, and being there for others who are in need.