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We Congratulate Elizabeth Hunt!

The Carver School for Mathematics, Science, & Technology

First-year teacher, Elizabeth Hunt, is wrapping up the 2021-22 school year with honors. She was nominated and selected as the Wiregrass Parents Teacher of the Month for June.

Alesha Flatt, who nominated Hunt, says she is an amazing teacher.

 

“She (Hunt) takes the time to help her students while making things fun,” Flatt says. “She has also taken the time to attend various activities that the students are in outside of school. My son has thoroughly enjoyed being in her class this year!”

 

“It means the world to me to have a parent nominate me,” Hunt says. “I want to be a part of my students’ lives, and parents are a big part of that. It gives me confidence that I am doing something right!”

 

Hunt teaches third grade math, science, and social studies at The Carver School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Dothan.

 

“I was working in accounting for a great company but felt like I was missing something in my life,” Hunt says. “I did a self evaluation, and after a lot of prayer and guidance from the Lord, I felt called to work with kids. I knew being a teacher would be a great avenue for me to do that.”

Hunt says she’s already experienced many favorite moments. One that stands out is “whenever I had a student tell me that I ‘turned his brain on’ was pretty great.”

 

She says her students have taught her the magic of a kind word.

 

“Whenever I am not having a good day, and I see one of my students coming down the hall, and they stop and smile and give me a hug, it makes my day better.”

 

Hunt says she wants to help her students succeed in all avenues of life. She says it’s very rewarding when they apply what they’ve learned in her classroom to life outside of it.

 

“I hope that my students gain confidence in their own abilities, not just academically, but how they present themselves to others. I want them to know that it matters how we treat ourselves and others. Also, that they know I am here for them and am always on their side even if they are not in my classroom.”

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Elizabeth Hunt received her Masters in Elementary Education from Troy University. She teaches third grade math, science, and social studies at The Carver School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. She has a beagle named Lewis.

Ashton Wright
Author: Ashton Wright

Ashton is the publisher of Wiregrass Parents magazine. A lifelong resident of the Wiregrass, she grew up in Blakely, Ga. Her love of journalism began on her high school newspaper and continued at Troy University where she received her print journalism degree. After graduating, she worked with WTVY-TV for nearly a decade. She and her husband, Chris, have been married since 2012. They have one daughter, Alexis, as well as a dog, Jackson, and a cat, Cooper.

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Teacher of the Month: Elizabeth Hunt

by Ashton Wright time to read: 3 min