About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, my name is Ms. Bailey! I started teaching here at Moody Elementary School in 2000. I moved to Moody in 1996 when my oldest daughter was just beginning kindergarten. She is now 29 and a nurse, and has been married for six years. My middle daughter is 28 years old, lives in Atlanta, and is a graduate of UAB in Public Relations. My youngest daughter graduated from Oak Mountain High School and is pursuing a nursing degree. I also have a cat named Lucy, who has been a part of the family the past 17 years. The most exciting news is that I became a grandmother this summer to a precious grandson!
I have always enjoyed teaching and, in fact, used to make my younger brother play school with me when we were children. Now it is such a joy to see the progression of learning in all my students each year. Fostering the development of critical thinking skills is an area I focus on in my classroom so that my students become problem-solvers. I have always LOVED to read (the best part about summer!) and therefore, I encourage a love of reading in every student in order to promote life-long learning. It is my goal that each student reaches their potential, both academically and socially, and feels safe, secure, and loved during their year spent with me in my classroom.
A few of my favorite things are:
Favorite Colors: Turquoise, pink
Favorite Restaurants: Cheesecake Factory, Jim & Nick's BBQ, Chick-fil-A
Favorite Snacks: Dove chocolate, peanut M&Ms
Favorite Drinks: Mochas or lattes from Starbucks, McDonald's, etc.
Favorite Flower: Tulips
Birthday: December 11th