My name is Jill Woodson and I am humbled and honored to represent Glennville Elementary as the TOTY. Upon graduating from Georgia College and State University in May of 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, I began my teaching career at Jones County High School as an inclusion paraprofessional before receiving my special education certification. While at JCHS for three years, I worked with students in the mathematics department and coached competitive cheerleading. In June of 2012, I married my best friend, Tyler, and moved to Ellabell, GA, due to his career in the Georgia Air National Guard, and shortly after became employed here at GES as a special education teacher. Having entered my ninth year in education and my sixth year here at GES, I teach fifth grade math and can't imagine my life being anywhere else! GES is home away from home! Each year the students drive my passion to be a better teacher! Because I was privileged to have teachers who loved to teach and took the time to instill a desire to learn in me as student, one of many goals I hold is to also instill that same desire in the students who enter my classroom. It's my hope that the students who enter my classroom feel loved, cared for, and excited to learn in order to acquire skills that once felt impossible to obtain. My students know that it's okay to not know at the beginning of a unit because it allows me to do my favorite thing: teach them! There is nothing better than seeing a student's eyes light up when concepts are understood and mastered!