Early Learning Connection

Dr. Yvette Ledford

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Cartee and Mrs. White

If you think music class only involves singing and playing instruments, you have not met these two teachers. Meet Dr. Deborah Cartee (PES) and Mrs. Tasheina White (BES). Dr. Cartee has been teaching for 28 years and has a background in music, reading, and curriculum studies. With nearly a decade of experience, Mrs. White has a background in music and special education. While they both share a deep love for the arts, teaching the whole child is their primary mission!

Visit their classrooms and you will witness lessons that include world history, mathematics, language arts, character education, and multiculturalism. The best part about the class is that the students are highly engaged.

Both music teachers work diligently outside of the classroom. Dr. Cartee received an Innovation Grant which was used to develop a Student Showcase Night, musical program, and a multicultural unit for Pre-K - 5th grades. Mrs. White uses a percussion ensemble reward to increase positive behavior in her school. Additionally, White leads an elementary chorus group that sings at nursing homes and community events. Bulloch County Schools is a greater system because of their contributions.

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Help Every Child Grow with Betty Hollas

Teacher Appreciation Week Deals

The following Statesboro businesses will be providing discounts during Teacher Appreciation Week:

Ocean Galley - 15% off of meal*

Buffalo Wild Wings - Free Snack Size Wings w/ purchase (May 4 only)*

Fordham's Farmhouse - Free drink w/ purchase*

*School name tag must be presented.

Special thanks to Sobe Nails & Spa, Ruby Tuesday, Fordham's Farmhouse, Chick-fil-A, and Ocean Galley for their contributions to the gift card grab.

Dr. Yvette Ledford, Ed.D.

Early Learning Director (Pre-K -2)

(ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)