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Turner - CD3

 Turner

Ms. Turner 

Child Development

Tonya_Turner@charleston.k12.sc.us

Hello! I am excited to begin my second year at Dunston Elementary! I received my BS in Early Childhood Education & Middle Grades Education from Toccoa Falls College; and completed Post Grad at University of Georgia. I have 11 years of teaching experience.

An interesting fact about me is that my family is linked to 2 US Presidents! My aunt was President Jimmy Carter's campaign manager. Another family member worked in the White House for President Lindon B. Johnson. I am also a photographer, which is deeply moving to my soul.

In our CD3 classroom, we focus on Math Moves - in which we teach math concepts through active physical movement (with jumbo dice, dinosaurs, hoola hoops, jumbo number line, etc). We also introduce letter sounds and rhyming with associated body motions. 

It's a joy to see these little souls learn so much in one school year! "Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." I am deeply moved when a child feels loved and lights up when they "kiss their brain". It gives me purpose in life when I can be a safe haven for little souls while teaching them with various and creative strategies.