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About Me.....

Background:  A little about me:  I was born in Neubrucke, Germany. As my father was in the Army, we lived in different locations.  I've lived in Germany, Maryland, Georgia, Ohio. We moved to Texas in 1977. I graduated from Kemp in 1980. I have 5 sons, all of whom graduated from Kemp. I have 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons who will be attending Kemp schools. I earned my Associates degree from TVCC in Athens.  I earned my Bachelors degree from UT in Tyler. I am entering my 18th year of teaching, all of which has all been accrued with Kemp ISD. I taught 2nd grade for 4 years, and taught 3rd grade for 11 years, and this is my 3rd year teaching 4th grade.
Teaching to me is not a job, it is a part of me. I love being around children, and knowing that I may play a small, yet integral part in bettering their lives, gives me immense pleasure, and gratification. I do not look at them as just being my students during our time together, I look at them as being mine.  They are a blessing given to me to help nurture. With our working together, your child has no where to go, but up!!
Thank you for sharing your child with me.
Joann Jones
                Message: " It is through our mistakes that true learning takes place! So don't be afraid to make them!"                                     
I try to instill in the students that making mistakes is not a sin, but a learning experience.  If we  never made mistakes we would never have anything more to learn.