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We Congratulate Elizabeth Wade!

Rehobeth Elementary School

“Teaching students has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. Now, I get the opportunity to live out my childhood dream to teach.”

Elizabeth Wade is the Wiregrass Parents Teacher of the Month for November 2020. She has been teaching kindergarten at Rehobeth Elementary School since 2007.

“I always looked up to my elementary teachers and I knew I wanted to be just like them when I grew up.”

Whitney Weeks Shirley says, “She goes above and beyond for her Kindergarten kiddos. She supports and nurtures her students while maximizing their education in various creative ways.”

Wade uses positive reinforcement to encourage her students and says they play games and dance every day.

“I enjoy seeing how much the students learn each day. In kindergarten, we get to see children progress from learning letters and sounds at the beginning of the year to learning to read by the time school is out for summer.

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“Mrs. Wade is simply amazing and goes above and beyond for all of her students,” Kayla Johnson says. “Going to kindergarten is a scary thing for any little one, and she made the transition smooth and easy! She genuinely loves teaching and all of her sweet babies!”

Wade agrees. “I love seeing the students learn so much! It is a joy to watch them learn.”

The 2020-2021 school year looks different than years past, but Weeks says Mrs. Wade “is making the absolute best out of this school year, and is making sure our children get the best education.”

Wade says she is encouraging her students to use good hand washing techniques and to wear their masks when necessary and encourages parents to “take time to slow down and enjoy this kindergarten year.”

Mrs. Wade says she hopes her students leave her classroom each year with a love of learning.

“Kindergarten is their first experience in school. One of my goals is to teach them to be good listeners and to pay attention so they will know how to learn in the years to come.”

Elizabeth Wade received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in collaborative education from Troy University. She and her husband, Roth, have one son, Gibbs (7), and two dogs, Miller and McCann.

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Ashton Wright
Author: Ashton Wright

Ashton is the publisher of Wiregrass Parents magazine. She grew up in Blakely, GA. She graduated from Early County High School in 2005 and went on to graduate from Troy University in 2009. Ashton has been interested in journalism since high school where she was on the newspaper staff for three years. In college she worked with the yearbook and the Advertising & Public Relations Society. She interned with Dothan Magazine in the summer of 2008 and worked as a producer and Executive Producer for WTVY-TV for nine years. Ashton married her husband, Chris, in 2012. They welcomed their daughter, Alexis, in 2015. They also have a dog, Jackson, and cat, Cooper.

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November Teacher of the Month: Elizabeth Wade

by Ashton Wright time to read: 3 min