This has a two fold meaning. You can interpret the title as if I was calling to fill you in on all the new details or as teaching being my calling in life. Both are very true!
My name is Mrs. Jessica Carter.
I am married to Michael and have three children Jacob(12), Jayda(11), and Jay(22 months).
Would you like to see them?
And myself and Mr. Carter?
I enjoy many activities that include boating, fishing, reading, paper and digital scrapbooking, jewelery making, photography, blogging, bike riding, exploring the local area, my children's sports, and volunteering with girl scouts. I am looking forward to getting to know you better in the next couple of months.
I was born in Orange County, California and raised in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania. (About 15 minutes from where Punxsutawney Phil makes his appearance every February 2nd!) I attended Gannon University in Erie, PA where I received a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I attended Gannon on a Volleyball scholarship. We were ranked 5th in the nation for Division 2 and this had me traveling all over the USA. It is actually how I came to love Florida!
I arrived in Seminole County, Florida in 1993. I received my Early Childhood degree through Rollins College. I began my teaching career at Winter Springs Elementary where I taught Kindergarten for 5 years. I took a couple of years off to be home with my two older children before returning to the classroom in 2001. At that time, I was placed in 2nd grade where I taught for 2 years. I then was placed in Kindergarten, where I taught for almost 4 years before another blessing put me on maternity leave. After almost two years of maternity leave, I am returning to continue doing what I love. I will be teaching 1st grade this year for the first time. I am looking forward to this so much!
Here was what I looked like in 1st grade!
Teaching is my gift. I knew when I was in 2nd grade I would be a teacher. There was never a question about what I wanted to do "when I grow up"!
Just a note on blog pictures: to make the picture larger click on the picture.
I love every day as a teacher, each day is different and full of it's own rewards! It is my goal to create a well rounded student/child who gains a love for learning! I believe every child can be successful and easily adapt my curriculum to meet the needs of all students.
I look forward to a wonderful school year together!
You can contact me by e-mail by clicking on the link that says "EMAIL ME" at the top. I look forward to a great year!
I am going to be using this website as a means of bringing you into our classroom through words, pictures, and videos! I will go over safety features and permission forms during open house (as well as many other topics) Tuesday, September 1 from 6 PM to 6:30 PM. Please be prompt as we only have the half hour and a lot of information to cover.
Check back often as I will be updating frequently! Also, make sure and keep an eye on the side bars. I will be adding more important information as it arises!