I have been teaching 5th grade at Patrick Henry for three years! I am originally from Ahoskie, North Carolina and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. I then continued on to receive my Masters in the Art of Teaching Elementary Education in 2013 from North Carolina State University. After graduating from graduate school, I taught second grade and Science for grades Pre-K to fifth at Barwell Road Elementary in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I enjoy reading and running! I have run many 10 miler and half marathon races. In November 2016, I ran my first full marathon, and hope to do at least one more! I am still not used to living so close to DC, and I love exploring all the city has to offer! I have one older brother who is getting married this November. I love spending time with my family!
The amount of joy I get from teaching cannot be quantified, and I could not imagine working in any other profession! Follow me on twitter @MrShieldsAPS to see all the fun stuff we do in the Science Lab!