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Ms. Wanda Stanley » ELS Kindergarten

ELS Kindergarten

I remember playing school with my sister when I was younger and thinking I could not wait to be a school teacher myself.  Since then my sister and I have both become classroom teachers.  I remained in Maine and my sister moved to Florida.

My Education:  
    -  I graduated from George Steven's Academy in Blue HIll in 1987
    -  Received my Bachelors with a double major of Special Education and Elementary education from 
            the University of Maine at Farmington in 1991
    -  Also became a certified Reading Recovery Specialist in 2010

Professional Background:
    -  I ran a daycare from my home in Farmington for 2 1/2 years before moving back to Blue HIll.
    -  Taught fourth grade form 3 years at Life Christian Academy
    -  I taught Middle/High School at Kids Peace for 2 1/2 years
    -  I am currently in my 6th year teaching Kindergarten her at Ella Lewis School

My Hobbies Include:
    -  Reading
    -  Doing Counted Cross Stitch
    -  Scrap booking
    -  Tending my families small farm

While I have found many rewarding moments at my previous teaching jobs before coming to Ella Lewis they do not compare to the glow on a child's face when he/she discovers that he/she can read a book on his/her own.  He/she goes from saying he/she cannot read to wanting to read everything put in from of him/her.