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My name is Jessica Wilkins. I have been teaching at Tryon Elementary for eight years. I taught at Forbes for the first two years and have taught Kindergarten for six years.

I was honored to be voted Teacher of the Year for the 2010- 2011 school year.

I feel that my greatest accomplishments and contributions lie within my classroom. To see a child read a word for the first time, write their name, a sentence, make a pattern, or just feel proud of themselves in some way makes me feel a sense of accomplishment.

Every year before school starts I have brainstormed and thought about things that I will do to add to making each child that walks through my door want to come back for more the next day.

I want my children to absolutely love coming to school every day. I open the school year with different themes that I try to take above and beyond to grab their attention and excite them about the year.

During the year we are constantly doing hands on activities that the children love. They cannot wait to see what we are going to be doing next and I can’t wait to teach it. I get just as excited about the things that we are doing and them learning as they do.

I believe that Kindergarten can make or break a child when it comes to them liking school. I want to create an atmosphere where the children know that they are loved and cared for.

I thrive to give them the best experience possible. If I instill the love of school in just one, then all of that hard work was worth it.