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Machaela McCormick

Welcome to 4th grade!

I am so excited that I will be your child's 4th Grade English Language Arts teacher this year! This will be my third year teaching, but my second year teaching 4th grade. I taught Kindergarten for one year following my college graduation. I graduated from William Carey University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and am pursuing my Masters of Education in Gifted Studies.

I was thrilled to have completed my student teaching at Petal Elementary in 3rd grade. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher, and once I graduated high school, I was ready to begin my journey of pursuing my degree. Petal has been my hometown since I was 5 years old. I was very blessed to have received my education in the Petal School District. Throughout my education, I was involved in cheerleading and show choir. In high school, I was a Varsity cheerleader and apart of the mixed show choir group, Soundsations.

I also met my husband, John Marc McCormick, at Petal High School in 2012. We were married in December of 2017, and we continue to call Petal our home. My husband and I are both members of Macedonia Baptist Church, where my husband is the  Minister of Music. We have one sassy, loveable dog named Frey, who is always keeping us on our toes.